Who we are
EDFI Management Company
EDFI Management Company (EDFI MC) was established in 2016 on behalf of EDFI Association’s members.
EDFI MC delivers development finance solutions that enable European DFIs, development banks and private sector investors to increase the scale and impact of their work. The company focuses on business models, technologies and geographies where other investors have not been able to operate at the desired scale given their resources and investment criteria.
EDFI MC VISION: to improve people’s lives in countries where the need is greatest through growth in private sector enterprises that deliver high development impact.
EDFI MC MISSION: to deliver development finance solutions that enable DFIs and private sector investors to invest more and in higher risk projects than they would otherwise be able to do.
EDFI MC structures its offering across three different product lines:
- Co-financing Facility Management. In line with EDFI MC mandate to promote partnerships and closer cooperation with the EU, it manages co-financing facilities involving AFD and EIB. EDFI MC ensures the coordination of joint investments through the European Financing Partners (EFP) and the Interact Climate Change Facility (ICCF). It offers swift and efficient administration of the co-investment process. This system enables DFIs to invest more easily alongside one-another and help mobilise funds to deliver larger-scale projects.
- Risk Sharing Facility Management. As a multi-stakeholder platform, EDFI MC facilitates access to EU risk sharing programs for all the DFIs to create incentives for additional investments while ensuring that no single member enjoys an unfair advantage. EDFI MC manages and coordinates the use of these facilities that benefit from concessional financing so that all European DFIs can obtain access to blended finance on par with multilateral DFIs.
- Blended Finance Facility Management. EDFI MC focuses on sectors, such as renewable energy or smallholder finance, that share a common interest among DFIs, that present extraordinary social and environmental benefits and where there is currently insufficient capital in the market. Through the ElectriFI and AgriFI facilities, EDFI MC provides early-stage businesses operating in developing countries with equity and long-term debt financing.
The EDFI MC staff amounts for a total of 40 employees. The organisation is composed of specialised investment professionals, organised around the three types of facilities, relying on the support of various departments, namely: finance and risk, a legal and compliance E&S and impact, and communications. In parallel, EDFI MC works in close operational partnership with interested DFI to originate, structure, contract, monitor and exit from investments with the expectation of generating a pipeline for future DFI activity.
Søren Peter Andreasen
Deputy CEO, IFU & Chairman, EDFI MC
Søren Peter Andreasen is Deputy CEO of IFU, the Danish DFI. He was previously the General Manager of EDFI. Before joining EDFI in 2016, Søren worked for 15 years in the consulting industry with a specialisation in development, finance, and investment in emerging markets. Søren holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He started his professional career with the United Nations (UN) Secretariat in New York before he joined McKinsey & Company in Copenhagen and subsequently co-founded the consulting firm Dalberg Global Development Advisors.
General Manager of EDFI Association
Since 2018, David Kuijper works as Manager Public Investment and Blended Finance at FMO – the Dutch Development Bank, based in The Hague. Prior to joining FMO, he worked as Advisor on Financing for Development and on Trust Fund Reform at the World Bank Group in Washington DC.
David started his career as an Advisor in the Dutch Parliament and subsequently joined the Netherlands Foreign Service in 1998.
Before joining the World Bank in 2013, he was Deputy Director Environment, Climate, Water and Energy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to Pakistan. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Senior Advisor to the Netherlands Executive Director in the Board of the World Bank. He lived and worked in Ghana between 2001 and 2006, heading the Development Cooperation program at the Netherlands Embassy in Accra. He is an alumnus of the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands and University College Dublin, Ireland.
Head of the Banking and Financial Markets Division, PROPARCO
Guillaume Barberousse is head of the Banking and Financial Markets Division at Proparco. After beginning his career at BNP Paribas, he joined Proparco’s Risk and Portfolio Division in 2007, prior to being appointed Deputy director of the Corporate Division, where he was responsible for agribusiness. He managed the Istanbul office from 2013 to June 2016. Guillaume Barberousse is an agronomist and holds a Masters in Finance from the ESCP Business School.
General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer, DEG
Markus M. Gabbert is General Counsel and Chief Compliance of DEG Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Markus has more than 20 years of banking and emerging market experience; his principal areas of practice include banking related regulatory matters, corporate governance, general corporate and commercial law, private equity, project finance transactions, syndicated lending, guarantee and junior debt structures. He is a member of the German-South African Lawyers Association. Before joining DEG, Markus worked in international law firms and for a chartered accountant firm in Hamburg, Cologne and London; specializing on consulting investors, international banks and insurers. Markus is admitted to the Regional Court of Cologne in Germany and studied macroeconomics, political science and law. He earned his first State Exam from the University of Bonn and a Second State Exam from Düsseldorf.
Chief Investment Officer, BIO
Carole Maman is Chief Investment Officer of BIO. She joined BIO in 2003 as investment officer for Africa and afterwards headed the Financial Sector Department.
Previously Carole had worked during 4 years for the International Finance Corporation/IFC in Washington for the Latin America Department and the Health and Education Department.
She started her professional career in Mergers and acquisitions advisory services in Paris.
Carole Maman has a Master of Science of Management from ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Sociales, Economiques et Commerciales), Paris.
Rodrigo Madrazo García de Lomana
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mimsy van Bokkelen
Impact & Sustainability Manager
Senior Portfolio Officer
Senior Portfolio Officer
Didier Kibangu Niati
Toep Van Mierlo
Senior Legal Counsel
Senior Financial/Data Analyst
Didier De Smedt
EU Mandate Expert
Pere Joan Ribas
Co-financing & Guarantees Manager
Aleix Jolis Rossel
Senior Financial Analyst
Human Resources Specialist
Senior Communication Specialist