Our team

The BIGH team is a combination of people from different backgrounds and sectors :
innovative farmers in both agriculture & aquaculture,
supported by a technical team for driving BIGH farms development.

BIGH is led by the vision of the architect Steven Beckers, the founder.
BIGH team members all share a passion for taking urban farming to the next level,
as pioneers in Europe of profitable urban farming in a sustainable way.

Steven Beckers

Steven is a visionary and a solution finder, who transforms companies’ real estate assets into opportunities. A Cradle-to-Cradle accredited architect, Steven has led major award winning architectural projects internationally and circular economy projects in the real estate sector since 2011, with his consultancy company Lateral Thinking Factory.

Mathias De Vos

Site Manager & Aquaponics Techniques
The bio-engineering background of Mathias combined with his focus and organisation give him the keys to manage the farm’s operations and its team. This happens through his experience in aquaponics techniques, in different languages and
(as much as possible) with a great smile!

Gwenn Guillaume

Optimization & Fish farming Manager 
Gwenn is an agricultural engineer specialized in sustainability economics. After a few years abroad in the cooperation and development sector, she started working at BIGH to develop aquaponics and short circuits. Responsible for optimization and fish farming, she establishes the fish production strategy and the development of future aquaponic farms.

Cassian Libeer

Horticulture Manager
Our horticulture manager Cassian, brings his expertise
concerning in production techniques and watch over
horticulture management of our greenhouses.

Joseph Ball

Horticulture Technician 
Joe’s extensive experience in organic farming enables
him to run all horticulture tasks within the farm.
He is continuously optimising the production of herbs
in the greenhouse and oversees the maintenance
of the outdoor garden all the while bringing
a positive energy to the team.  

François Latrille

Aquaculture Technician
François’ academic background in marine biology and practical
experiences in aquaculture has brought him much expertise
in fish behaviour and rearing. His dedication for sustainable aquaculture, especially towards aquaponics, allows a smooth management of all daily tasks concerning the rearing of fish
at the farm and the recycling of their valuable nutrients.

Jens De Laet

Sales & Marketing Manager
Jens’ pragmatism and multilingual capacities brings a vital efficiency to everything that touches orders and
sales at the farm. His engineering background
and his passion for a sustainable lifestyle make him
a great addition to the team, allowing the best aspects
of BIGH’s vision to become possible.

Chloé Pitz

Communication Manager
Chloé is a recent graduate with a master’s degree
in communication and a specialization
in sociocultural animation and continuing education.
The importance she gives to her values and interests,
linked to the environment and a fairer society,
energizes and diversifies BIGH’s communication. 

Barbara Verniers

Events Manager
Barbara has a degree in Multilingual Communication
but her professional background has led her to
specialize in event organization. She will go the extra mile
(in three different languages!) to make or realize
your best ideas for events on the farm!

Julia Cova

Customer Relations & Logistics Manager

Julia takes care of our customer relations and logistics to make sure that orders run smoothly at the farm and that customers are happy with our services.
She has a background in European Politics and specialised in Food Studies at the University of Gastronomic Sciences which makes her a versatile actor in our company.
Her multilingual background and understanding of sustainable food chains help her navigate her daily tasks.

Would you like to join our dream team?


BIGH offers different internships. For students in high-school, Bachelors or Masters, these internships last from a few weeks up to  a year with active participation in the farm’s different activities. These internships rely on a school or university’s agreement.

For non-student candidates, internships are offered but are limited in number. Non-student internships are supervised by a “Convention d’Immersion Professionnelle” (CIP),this is an agreement from the Brussels Capital Region for placements between 1 and 6 months. BIGH is a diverse organisation and can provide interesting internships in horticulture, aquaculture, sales and marketing,  and construction.

Professional Training

BIGH focuses on sharing with other professionals through visits. Interested professionals can book a visit with one of the BIGH team experts (production, construction, new business). Professionals are free to ask questions and discuss specific technical aspects of BIGH with our experts.


There are currently no vacancies.

BIGH aims at developing a network of urban farms internationally in the coming years. We are always interested to hear from interested candidates, send us your CV and we will keep it on file. If you want to  send us your CV, please use the button below.