Who we are
EDFI Management Company
EDFI Management Company (EDFIMC) was established in 2016 on behalf of EDFI’s members, as a full subsidiary of the EDFI Association in Brussels.
EDFI Management Company is a specialised asset management company with a public mission to support market development in low- and middle-income countries and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. It manages delegated funding from the EU blending instruments to deliver development finance solutions that enable European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and private sector investors to increase the scale and impact of their work by investing more and in higher risk opportunities than would otherwise be possible.
EDFIMC focuses on business models, technologies and geographies where European DFI members have not been able to operate at the desired scale given their resources and investment criteria. It accepts higher transaction costs and greater risks to enable other investors to deploy capital that they could not have invested otherwise. Typically, EDFIMC seeks risks that are higher than EDFI members can accept with their own capital. This includes equity stakes in early-stage companies, first-loss guarantees and flexible financing structures, local-currency lending, and investments in markets with limited liquidity.
EDFIMC has been set up to manage delegated funding from the EU. To date, it has been mandated to run ElectriFI, AgriFI, and T&C.
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
Director, Intermediated Equity (Special Projects), CDC Group
Pierre is a Director in the Intermediated Equity Team with responsibility for special projects, including investments in the agribusiness and forestry sectors. Before joining CDC in 2013, Pierre was a member of the Executive Board of a diversified conglomerate in Nigeria and Chief Executive of its logistics business. Pierre started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and in investment banking with Goldman Sachs.
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
Dimitry Van Raemdonck
Sustainability and Impact Officer
Director of Operations & Impact
Mimsy Van Bokkelen
Senior Legal Counsel & Compliance
Toep Van Mierlo