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Manager Financial Institutions Africa
Since November 2015 Bas manages the Financial Institutions Africa team. In this role he is responsible for managing a EUR 820m debt portfolio. Clients include banks, leasing companies, microfinance institutions and non-banks financial institutions throughout the African continent. Recently his team moved into frontier markets such as Ethiopia, DRC Congo and Rwanda. Bas gained extensive deal sourcing, execution and relationship management experience at FMO’s financial institutions department and the syndications team. He closed numerous landmark transactions and opened new markets mainly in Asia and Latam. In 2001 Bas moved from ING’s corporate clients group to Triodos International Fund Management. At Triodos he was responsible for building and monitoring a microfinance portfolio and for structuring GEEREF, which is fund-to-fund for investments in small scale renewable energy projects.