Who we are
EDFI Management Company
EDFI Management Company (EDFI MC) was established in 2016 on behalf of EDFI’s members, as a full subsidiary of the EDFI Association in Brussels.
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.
Søren Peter Andreasen
General Manager, EDFI & Chairman, EDFI MC
Søren Peter Andreasen is 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.
Director, Alternate to the MD, Finnfund
Managing Director, FMO Investment Management
Yvonne Bakkum has been the Managing Director and Chair to the Management Board since October 2012. With the team, she is responsible for FMO’s institutional fund management business. Since 2018 she is a Supervisory Board Member of Climate Fund Managers, the management company of Climate Investor One. In March 2019 she joined the Investment Advisory Committee of Menzis, a medium sized health insurance company in The Netherlands, as an expert advisor. Upon joining FMO in 2001, Yvonne worked for 4 years as Senior Investment Officer and Manager Business Development Latin America, where she was responsible for acquisition, structuring and monitoring of structured finance transactions in the Andean and Mercosur countries. Yvonne started her career with ABN AMRO Bank in 1992, where she held various positions with a focus on corporate finance and project finance in emerging markets. She holds a Masters’ degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Director TA - Blending and Sustainable Development, PROPARCO
Pierre Forestier is the Director of the Sustainable Development Department of Proparco. He is in charge of Proparco’s environmental, social and governance due diligence, impact assessment, technical assistance and blending instruments. Previously, he was the head of the Climate Change Division of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in charge of driving and managing the AFD’s strategy and activities in the fight against climate change. He also participates in international negotiations on climate change. Pierre is an engineering graduate and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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.
Frederik J. van den Bosch
Managing Director, EDFIMC
Frederik is the Managing Director of the EDFI Management Company in Brussels. EDFI MC is the fund management structure set up on behalf of fifteen European Development Finance Institutions, to enhance their collaboration with the European Commission. The EDFI MC currently manages over EUR 200m of ElectriFI funding and EUR 39 m of AgriFI funding. EDFI MC will add different guarantee schemes to its current operations. Through guarantees, different banks should be able to attract and provide more funding to companies in developing countries.
Prior to establishing EDFI MC in 2016, Frederik spent 15 years at the Dutch Development Bank – FMO, in different managing roles focusing on banks and infrastructure in Africa, SMEs and the financial sector. Frederik also held several positions at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as at the European Commission.
Pierre van Hoeylandt
Founder & CEO at Natural Heritage Capital Ltd
Pierre is the founder and CEO of Natural Heritage Capital, a specialist investment management company focused on climate change and biodiversity.
Prior to establishing Natural Heritage, Pierre spent almost 20 years in the orbit of CDC, the UK’s development finance institution. From 2013 to 2020 he was Director and Head of Frontier Investments and later Director for Special Projects on the Funds & Capital Partnerships side of the business where he focused on agribusiness, forestry and renewable energy.
Before joining CDC, Pierre was Group Director of a Nigerian diversified conglomerate and CEO of its logistics business and from 2004 to 2007 founder and CEO of the Afghanistan Renewal Fund, the country’s first private equity fund.
Pierre’s early career saw him at McKinsey & Company in London, in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, as well as doing stints at the United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations and working as a freelance journalist in Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda during the civil wars in the early 1990s.
Pierre has an MPhil and a DPhil from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He also studied at Freie Universität Berlin as well as New York University.
Frederik van den Bosch
Sebastiaan de Vries
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Dimitry Van Raemdonck
Sustainability and Impact Officer
Director of Strategy & Impact
Mimsy Van Bokkelen
General Counsel & Compliance Officer
Toep Van Mierlo
Peter De Roo