We have a divers and dedicated team. All team members are committed to demonstrate that it is possible to make a change by empowering entrepreneurs. We believe having fun is crucial to success!
Dick is a driven entrepreneur. In 1999 he started his own company being one of the leading distributors of waxes globally today. He founded Lime Tree Participations BV to support other entrepreneurs in realizing sustainable social impact while aiming for a modest financial return. Furthermore, he has been an active ambassador for Oxfam Novib for many years.
Bram Boogaerdt 't Hooft
Financial Director & Fund Manager
Bram is very passionate for helping entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams. He has 20+ years of experience in SME financing, specifically within complex international context. In his previous jobs for NIBC, FMO, Deutsche Bank and Oxfam Novib he did numerous investments in a wide range of sectors such as agricultural and food, fishery, FMCG, processing and retail.
Impact & Operations Manager
Sytske is keen om creating impact and making a change. She has an extensive experience in impact measurement. For her PhD study at Wageningen University she lived 1.5 years together with smallholder farmers in Mexico. She has great project management skills and is content specialist on ESG & human rights related issues in global value chains.
Thu Ha Nguyen
Investment Officer Vietnam
Thu Ha is dedicated to share her extensive financial expertise with entrepreneurs in Vietnam. She has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, working as an auditor for KPMG. Today, Thu Ha leads the SME development program of Oxfam in Vietnam. She has a great network of (social) entrepreneurs, business development partners, consultants/experts and financial service providers.
Investment Officer East Africa
Tracy is a Development Economist, passionate about SME development and finance in developing markets. Her experience spans across various sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, including agribusiness, renewable energy, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), taking on various functions including SME strategy and operations development, capital raise support, project and stakeholder management and impact measurement.
Bram Boogaerdt 't Hooft
Investment Officer Nigeria
Bram has extensive experience with investing in Nigeria. He visits the SMEs in the portfolio regularly. For deal origination, hands-on TA support and monitoring he works closely together with local partners.
All our investments are assessed and approved by an independent investment committe:
Paul has a long-lasting career in fund management and impact investing in emerging markets working for FMO and NIB Capital.
His expertise is in labour rights and corporate governance of SMEs. He worked 5 years for ILO in Burkina Faso. Currently, he is working as a mentor/coach for entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
Lindy van Vliet
Currently, Lindy is Head of the Health Unit at KIT/Royal Tropical Institute in The Netherlands.
She has an impressive career in social development. Worked for international and local NGOs managing programs aimed at business development, impact investing, education and health.
Alexander van der Have
Alexander is Senior Investment Manager at Triodos Organic Growth Fund. He is an experienced VC/PE investment manager and was trusted board member for a.o. DOEN Participations BV, Naty AB, Business Partners International East Africa, Robeco, Procredit Bank.