Erik Sandersen

Executive Vice President - Financial Institutions

Norfund, Sub-Saharan Africa


Erik is responsible for Norfund’s investments in financial institutions across Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America. He is and has been a board member of several banks, microfinance institutions and FI focused funds across these regions. He is a member of the Norfund executive management team as well as Norfund’s investment committee. Prior to Norfund Erik worked ten years in venture capital in the Nordic region focusing on early stage technology investments. He has also held several management roles in high tech companies including the CEO role of an IT-company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Earlier in his career, Erik worked five years in the Boston Consulting Group in London and Oslo. He has a master degree in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Stanford University.

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