A driven social investor with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, Dick started his own company in 1999, and it is now one of the leading global distributors of waxes. He is the owner and managing director of several successful companies, including Alpha Wax, Social Impact Ventures and Follow the Money.
Bram Boogaerdt 't Hooft
A passionate impact investor with 20+ years of experience in SME financing. He has specific expertise in international investments, Bram has worked for NIBC, FMO, Deutsche Bank and Oxfam Novib. He is experienced in multiple sectors and has invested in numerous SMEs in 20+ countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Eager to make a change, Sytske has worked 10+ years in the Dutch non-profit sector. She conducted a study (Ph.D.) on livelihood adaptation of smallholder farmers, and she has in-depth experience with impact measurement of microfinance and SMEs. She completed Expert in SME Finance Course at the Frankfurt Schule.
A development economist (University of Manchester), passionate about SME development and finance in developing markets, Tracy’s experience spans various sectors, including agribusiness, renewable energy, WASH and FMCG. She previously worked for Open Capital Uganda, and has also worked in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Tau Van Ngo
A driven professional specialized in SME investing, management consulting and sustainability. He worked15+ years on operational improvements and business excellence projects for Accenture and EFESO. In 2007 he was investment manager for Intereffekt Frontier Vietnam Fund. From 2016 on he has set up and run companies in Vietnam.
Kunle is an experienced professional with over 12 years of experience in (impact) investing in several sectors. Prior to joining Plusforall, he led the investment team at Sahel Capital. Kunle has also worked with Alitheia Capital and Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM) in NIgeria.
Paul has a long-standing career in fund management and impact investing in emerging markets in his work for FMO and NIB Capital. His expertise is in labour rights and corporate governance of SMEs. He worked 5 years for ILO in Burkina Faso. Currently, he is working as a mentor/coach for entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Lindy van Vliet
Lindy is Global Manager of Health Unit at KIT/Royal Tropical Institute. She has an impressive career in social development, having worked for international and local NGOs managing programs aimed at business development, impact investing, education and health. She was founder of the SME impact fund of Oxfam Novib.
External Strategic Advisors
Eelco is an impact investment expert with 15 years of global experience in investment fund management. In the past few years, he has been engaged as an independent advisor or member of investment committee by a broad range of clients such as The World Bank, the ADB, GroFin, SEAF (USA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Gartner Belgium, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF), KPMG Kenya, Kinyeti (South Sudan), Social Impact Fund Rotterdam (Netherlands), and the SME Impact Fund (Tanzania).
For the past 25 years, Tom has been engaged in designing, establishing, and managing risk capital funds targeting SMEs in developing countries. He is a co-founder of Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF). As a consultant, he advised numerous development agencies, financial institutions and private managers of SME funds such as World Bank, IFC, USAID, AsDB, the Small Industries Development Bank of India, the Inter-American Investment Corporation, and the governments of Bolivia, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Namibia, and Zambia.