Michael B.

Impact Investing | Fund Management | Finance | Agriculture

Netherlands
EN, NL

I am a mission-driven finance professional with leadership experience in impact investing and managing mission-driven organizations, blended finance funds and expert teams. I have worked international...see more

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry
  • Financial Services Banking & Insurance

450

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Member Of The Board Of Advisors

AgriG8
7 months
Current position
Dec 2021 - Present
AgriG8 is an innovative Agri-Fintech social enterprise offering an integrated platform empowering capital providers’ roles in sustainable food systems by bridging the financing gap with...see more

Non Executive Director/ Member of the Board

Social Enterprise Fund for Agriculture in Africa
8 months
Current position
Nov 2021 - Present
The Social Enterprise Fund for Agcriculture in Africa (SEFAA) is a USD 24Mn impact-first fund launched by Sahel Capital and funded by KfW. SEFAA will invest in social enterprises active...see more

Design the concept for an impact-first fund for East-African SMEs

9 months
Current position
Oct 2021 - Present
I work with the founding team of a successfull agri-SME Fund on the design of their successor fund. The aim is to design an impact-first blended finance fund to finance agri-SMEs in Eas...see more

Impact Fund Pipeline Development and Strategy

4 months
Jan 2021 - May 2021
I advised a Scandinavian impact fund manager on pipeline development/ strategy in African and Asian inclusive finance sectors. Backed by the long trackrecord investing in early-stage MF...see more

Chair of the Investment Committee

Agri-Finance Liquidity Fund
2 years
Current position
Oct 2020 - Present
Independent member of the inaugural Investment Committee of the Agri-Finance Liquidity Fund - an initiative funded by KfW/BMZ and managed by Incofin IM investing in sustainable agri-ent...see more

Independent Consultant

2 years
Current position
Sep 2020 - Present
I work with organizations, funds and teams with the aim to maximize impact in an enterpreneurial way. Assignments range from governance roles (Investment Committee, Board positions) to ...see more

Chief Financial Officer/ Director for IT and Digital Innovation

Proximity Designs
2 years
Jun 2018 - Jun 2020
Proximity Designs is Myanmar’s largest agricultural social enterprise offering microfinance services, climate smart irrigation products and agronomy advice to over 250,000 farmers annua...see more

Fund Manager Triodos Sustainable Agriculture Fund

Triodos Investment Management
5 years
Aug 2013 - May 2018
The Triodos Sustainable Agriculture Fund provides finance to agri-businesses in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The fund was structured as a Dutch Foundation (“Stichting”) with a blende...see more

Member Board Of Directors

Bai Tushum Bank
1 year
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Appointed by the ASN-Novib Fund as it representative in the Bai Tushum Bank's Board of Directors. The bank is the leading microfinance bank in the Kyrgyz Republic, with a focus on small...see more

Regional Manager Eastern Europe/ Caucasus/ Asia

Triple Jump
6 years
Mar 2007 - Jul 2013
Responsible for a team of investment professionals based in various locations: the Netherlands, Thailand and Georgia. Investment (debt/ equity) portfolio in MFIs and SME Banks in Easter...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Agricultural Crops & Forestry
  • Financial Services Banking & Insurance

Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Project Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Fund Management
  • Analytics
  • International Development
  • Impact Investing
  • Microfinance