Hann Verheijen: "In my first weeks I have learned that CIM has some elements for success that are important to me as well: focus in strategy, simplicity in execution and a strong dedication towards our mission."

4 July, 2018

 

 

 

 

 



Hann Verheijen joined Cordaid Investment Management B.V. as Managing Director as per June 2018, succeeding Laure Wessemius-Chibrac.

Prior to Cordaid Investment Management (CIM) Hann was a member of the Managing Board and Credit Director at Oikocredit International. From 2012 to 2016, he was Managing Director at Oikocredit Netherlands. Earlier in his career, Hann held various senior positions at Triodos Bank.


You recently joined Cordaid Investment Management, we are curious to hear why you chose for CIM and how you see your current role from your experience at Oikocredit and Triodos Bank?

"I have worked for almost two decades in sustainable and inclusive finance, because I believe that entrepreneurship can make this world a better place. CIM has been doing a great job in facilitating entrepreneurs in fragile and post-conflict countries. I was already curious for a few years how they managed to do this. In my first weeks I have learned that CIM has some elements for success that are important to me as well: focus in strategy, simplicity in execution and a strong dedication towards our mission. I am confident that we will build upon Laure’s legacy to further expand our social impact in a financially sustainable way."

 

After a career at Oikocredit and Triodos, you are now taking on an interesting role at Cordaid. All these organisations are NpM members. How do you see the role of NpM, the added value of our joint efforts, in supporting members and promoting sector development?

"The NpM members are important players in inclusive finance. It always strikes me that they are willing to share their knowledge and experiences. That is a strong asset that enable us all to learn from each other and to improve our activities. In the past years I have learned that NpM has a very good reputation in the international scene and clearly contributes to worldwide progress in the sector. It works on new topics that deserve attention, like last year’s “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food” and this years’ “Inclusive finance for refugees”.  I truly believe that the active role of NpM and its members will help to create a healthy and inclusive financial sector."

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