Approba in Geleen (the Netherlands) provides managers and specialists to the Middle-East.

Approba and the firm Qafco in Qatar have entered a profound partnership for providing higher frame (Western) personnel to the Middle-East.

For their World Class Manufacturing facilities in Qatar, Qafco aims to improve the availability of highly qualified and experienced staff with experience in Western countries.

Michael Hamers, General Manager Approba: “With this step, we express how important internationalization really is for Dutch companies like Approba. This step also perfectly complies with Approba’s strategy of expanding its global activities in cooperation with a major global player like Qafco.”

By cooperating with a very experienced partner like Approba, Qafco gets access to Approba’s source of scarcely available, experienced specialists, managers and executives, both nationally and internationally.

Recently, also Approba’s North American activities developed. The availability of shale gas and its further processing into fertilizers such as urea and derivatives, have led to large investment projects in the construction of fertilizer plants by clients of Approba. These projects are supported by European companies that also use the specialist services of Approba.

The daily management in the field of global operations in the fertilizer industry is coordinated by Erwin Amesz, in close cooperation with a team of specialists / recruiters of Approba. Contact information for these specialist activities by Approba: Hofdwarsweg 57c 6161 DE Geleen – Email:

About Qafco
QAFCO was founded in 1969 as a joint venture between the Government of Qatar and a number of foreign shareholders. As one of the first large-scale enterprises in the petrochemical sector, QAFCO was founded with the purpose of diversifying the economy and to make use of Qatar’s huge gas reserves. After successfully implementing several expansion projects over the past three decades, the company has become a world-class producer of fertilizers.

Nowadays, QAFCO is owned for 75% by Industries Qatar (IQ) and 25% by Yara Netherlands. Today, QAFCO is the world’s largest single-site producer of both ammonia and urea.

About Approba
Approba is an HR consulting agency, active in the field of Human Capital and specialized in SEARCH (Recruitment, Recruitment & Selection, Direct Search, Headhunting, Executive Search) INTERIM (temporary support by independent professional Interim Managers or through providing project professionals) and HR SERVICES (screening, advice, guidance and implementation of customized HR Legal solutions, including evaluation / testing, coaching, training ‘on the job’, outplacement, safety and flexible professional development). Approba carries out its services for companies and institutions in all sectors and industries in the southern region of the Netherlands, the EUREGIO (Belgium and Germany), several other European countries and the regions Northern America/Canada, the Middle East and Asia.
The Approba services are custom-made for positions at the level of the board of directors, management (senior and middle level) and professional specialists.