Sander Smits van Oyen is managing SOVEC from Amsterdam.
We work closely with our partners Oasis Capital in Ghana. Our Supervisory Board oversees the performance of SOVEC and functions as Investment Committee. Stichting Social Venture Capital Foundation has taken the initiative to set up the fund in 2007 and is the guardian of the social investment principles of SOVEC.
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SOVEC Foundation Board of Advisors
|H.H.F. Wijffels PhD
Herman Wijffels was a director of the World bank. In 2007 he led the formation of the Dutch Government. Until 2006, Herman was Chairman of the Netherlands Social and Economic Council (SER). In 1981, He joined the Executive Board of the Rabobank Group. In 1986 he was appointed as its chairman. Herman serves on a number of corporate boards and is director of several charity foundations.
Louk Burgers is founder and former chairman of the SOVEC Foundation. He is currently involved in several initiatives concerning social and sustainable entrepreneurship. In 1990, Louk founded Penitentiary Lease Construction, of which he was director until 1998. Before 1990 he held several positions at an industrial company including board member and senior vice president. Louk has been a governmental lobbyist for various industries. Louk has lived and worked outside of the Netherlands for many years (Malaysia, Middle East).
|J. W. Eenhoorn MSc
Hans Eenhoorn worked with Unilever for 32 years ultimately as Senior Vice President of their food division. In 2002 Hans represented the World Food Industry in the United Nations Millennium Taskforce on Hunger. Hans is currently board member of SOS- Childrensvillages and Member of the Brussels EU Chapter of the Club of Rome, a global think tank and centre of innovation and initiative. Hans holds university degrees in Economics, Business Management and Psychology from the University of Groningen.
|M.A. de Haan MSc
Michiel de Haan founded Atlas Venture (atlasventure.com) in 1980, originally a Dutch venture capital company, which has grown into a transatlantic firm under his leadership. Michiel currently supports and finances several projects in developing countries and is a member of the Board of the European Venture Capital Association and co-founder of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).
|H. Hietink MSc
Henk Hietink is a former Board member of a significant number of both Dutch and foreign companies. Currently Henk is involved as a Board member of several charities. Henk holds a Masters degree in Economics and Political Science.