Sander Smits van Oyen

Foto Sander

Managing Director; sander[at]

Sander co-founded SOVEC in 2007. He started his professional career in 1985 for the ABN Bank and became involved early on in Venture Capital. In 1989 he set up an independent M&A practice,  became an international partner in 1996 to join the Executive Committee of CDI Global in 1999. Today, CDI has more than 30 offices worldwide. Sander has been involved in numerous, mainly cross-border, SME transactions.

Sander set up SOVEC to invest in Africa ‘for good reasons’ and he believes that ‘entrepreneurs (can) make the difference’.

Sander holds a Masters degree in Business Management from the Erasmus University.


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