Johan Zandbergen became a member of the European Cooperative EQA in 2016 with the internationally operating company ChainPoint and in 2023 with the start-up company Elkington Investmenst B.V.. Both companies are headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Since 2001, Johan Zandbergen has been involved in cross-border research and development of inter-company ICT solutions in regional and global value chains. He was on the board of the German-Dutch research platform GIQS e.V. from 2001 to 2014 and has been a member of the supervisory board of the cross-border public-private partnership network since 2014. GIQS e.V. is a founding member of EQAsce.