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About Us


Kersten Distribution N.V.  has been in business for more than 75 years and is part of the Kersten Group of Companies. As one of the oldest trade companies in the Western Hemisphere, KERSTEN has always been able to pride itself upon the trust of the community.

Kersten Distribution N.V offers a wide range of products, with a key focus in certain segments of the local and regional market.

We are who we say we are, thanks to the core values that drive our desire to improve life, and operate with the highest standard of integrity, and transparency, expand access to our products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaborations.


Our Vision

To be a solid partner for our clients in their pursuit of providing the best products to their customers. By understanding supply and demand and anticipating on the changing customers needs we believe, we are the best choice for our customers in Suriname and in the region.


Our Mission

We strive to earn the trust of those we serve by committing to the highest standards of quality, excellence in relationships, and behavior characterized with honesty, fairness and integrity.
We value our diversity—that of our products, markets and people—and believe that diverse perspectives combined with shared goals inspire new ideas and better ways of addressing changing customers needs.

Core Values

Excellence – Integrity – Transparency – People – Team – Responsibility – Innovation

Who We Are

Our Awesome Team

Shakun Tewarie

Shakun Tewarie

General Manager

In our business we know that happy workers make sure our clients are happy as well
That’s why we always strive to deliver what we promise; high quality products for an affordable price and available at all time!
..and not to forget, we give service with a big smile!

Suradj Moella

Suradj Moella

Finance Manager

My role within the organization is to monitor and control the company’s financial administration in accordance with the obligatory IFRS standards. With 18 years of professional experience and the support of my team, we are able to face many challenges and assure that company’s goals are achieved.

Franco Chin Kon Sung

Franco Chin Kon Sung

Sales and Marketing Manager

Having a good understanding of the local & region market is a pre requisite. KERSTEN only represent reputable suppliers with quality name brands you can trust. My Job is to create long term value for the organization, from customer, markets, & relationships.

Stefanie Amsari

Stefanie Amsari

Operations Manager

My aim is to improve quality in all our processes at the highest standard. It is a constant challenge in my job to raise awareness in the areas of safety, health and environment for anyone entering our premises. So as a team, we always strive to do better resulting in excellent performance.

Phylicia Kasman

Phylicia Kasman

HR Officer

A positive company culture has values that every employee knows by heart. It supports involvement, integrity and provide positive, fun ways for employees to get together for personal and professional development activities. My role within the organization is to maintain that positive workplace culture. Also to find, attract and retain people who adapt and contribute to the work culture.

Monique Ngadiman

Monique Ngadiman

Senior Management Assistant

As a Senior Management Assistant with over 15 years’ experience, it is still a challenge to support the entire management team.
I handle all aspects of this organization whether to arrange meetings, appointments and setting the executive’s daily schedule.


Tel: (+597) 426079


Waterkant 80,
Paramaribo – Suriname


Store Hours

M-F: 7am – 4pm
S-S: Closed