Laure Wessemius-Chibrac

Managing Director

Cordaid Investment Management

Biography

Laure Wessemius-Chibrac is Managing Director of Cordaid Investment Management BV. She has over 20 years of experience in banking and investment. She started working in 1995 at Banque Nationale de Paris in Equity Advisory, then joined ABN AMRO Rothschild in 2000, first in Paris where she structured equity transactions, and from 2001 in London where she directed marketing and syndication of equity and equity-linked transactions. She then moved to The Netherlands and in 2010 co-founded a consultancy firm in strategy and financial advisory. In parallel, Laure was involved in various projects as a volunteer.

Since June 2013, she has been heading the investment activities of Cordaid, managing EUR 80m of debt and equity investments in MFIs and SMEs in fragile and developing countries. She holds various board positions in other funds: Secretary of the Board of PYME Capital Latino America, Member of the Board and of the Audit Committee of FPM (Fond pour l’inclusion financiere au Congo) in DRC and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rabo Rural Fund in The Netherlands.

Laure holds a Masters in Management Grande Ecole from NEOMA Business School.