Harry Kessels (1966) was born and raised in Swolgen, The Netherlands and moved to Canada in 1990 to pursue his PhD studies after graduating in agricultural and environmental sciences from Wageningen University in The Netherlands.
Over the past twenty five years, Harry has lived and worked in over twenty countries across the Americas, South Asia, Africa and Europe, initially in research and international development cooperation, and since 2000 as an independent business consultant in information and communication technology. Harry is also an accomplished composer and musician and is part of the Dutch-Canadian multimedia project Wave Wold. As a land owner, Harry is engaged in nature conservation, land remediation and organic farming. He is a Canadian citizen, currently working in Toronto, and based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.