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Strategies

Developing or co-developing currency-, risk management and financial strategies for responsible investors and companies active or present in developing countries.

Support

Develop, streamline or optimize financial reporting, management information systems and processes for responsible investors and
companies active or present in developing countries.

Representing social investors in Board of Directors, or advisory Boards.

Advice

Giving advice on several relevant topics for social investors or companies active or present in developing countries, such as local currency risk management, financial reporting, risk management.

Providing  quality services  to responsible investors and companies active or present in developing countries

Providing quality services to responsible investors and companies active or present in developing countries

AHRIS
I founded AhRis in 2015 which provides consulting, advice and strategic support for Responsible Investors and companies present and/or active in developing countries.

BACKGROUND
In 1995 I joined joined Oikocredit, a global social investor, investing (debt and equity) in the emerging microfinance sector, renewable energy as well as agricultural cooperatives and social enterprises in more than 60 developing countries. In 2002 I was appointed CFO and Director of Finance & Administration and in 2013 as Director for Risk Management Compliance and IT. I spent more than a decade on the Management Team and Board of Oikocredit with responsibilities ranging from Accounting, Treasury, Finance, Tax, Risk Management and IT and also was the chair of the credit committee of Oikocredit for some time.

I have extensive experience in a multicultural environment and in developing countries. I retired from my positions at Oikocredit beginning of April 2015, and founded AhRis.

I started my career in 1977 with Taylor & Geerling (KPMG) in South Africa and returned to The Netherlands in 1982 when I joined Ernst & Young in Utrecht up to 1995.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I am currently serving on the Board of Directors of:
• Fusion Microfinance in Delhi India;
• Musoni Microfinance in Nairobi Kenya;
• Yalelo Limited, a sustainable aquaculture enterprise in Zambia;
• Advisory Board of Kalene Education Fund in Zambia.

• I served on the Boards of:
• HKL (a successful Cambodian MFI);
• Maanaveeya Development Finance, India;
• Oikocredit Ukraine.

EDUCATION
Bachelors and Honours degree in Accounting, as well as a Certificate in Theory of Accountancy from the University of South Africa.

Recent follow up courses
• Strategic influencing;
• Management by objectives;
• Governance equity participations;
• Development Finance in Africa (attended course Stellenbosch University);
• Cultural aspects of management.

I am currently serving on the Boards of the companies presented below

  • GLS
  • Fourth Watch Global