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
Business Development Manager, FMO
Henk Nijland has been working for FMO since 2001 in various positions. Currently, he is Business Development Manager responsible for developing strategic initiatives with the European Commission, the UN Green Climate Fund and other public investors. Previously, he served as Manager of teams working on project finance and corporate finance transactions in the Energy Department covering West Africa and the Middle East and, in the Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services Department covering Latin America and Africa. Henk also held management positions in the Financial Institutions Department and worked as Senior Investment Officer for 5 years on transactions in the financial sector in Africa. He served as Chairman and Member of the Board of various financial institutions and as Investment Committee (IC) Member of various private equity funds. He is currently Member of the Board of EDFI Management Company and Member of the Interact Climate Change Facility (ICCF) IC and the European Financing Partners (EFP) IC. Henk started his career at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1994 in the position of Policy Officer. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the Dutch University of Groningen.
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 van den Bosch
Sebastiaan de Vries
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Investment Officer
Peter De Roo
Senior Sustainability and Impact Officer
Aleix Jolis Rosell
Financial Analyst - EFP & ICCF
Director of Strategy & Impact
Senior Sustainability Officer
Pere Joan Ribas Barcelo
Manager Co-Financing and Guarantees
Mimsy Van Bokkelen
General Counsel & Compliance Officer
Toep Van Mierlo