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Celine van Soest

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Agricultural value chain finance
  • Clean energy finance
  • Facility and challenge fund management

CAREER-DEFINING EXPERIENCES

Managed a three year programme supporting 8 MFIs to build their capacity to offer financial services to small producers involved in agriculture, producer organisations and agricultural SMEs.

Carried out market research in the fields of agricultural value chain finance and clean energy finance in different countries for a range of clients.

Successfully coordinated the Business Development Services Matching Grant Fund project in Ghana and designed the Matching Grant Scheme for Business-to-Business Linkages in Malawi.

Worked for two years as a consultant for government organisations and companies that were improving their corporate social responsibility practices and implementing social and environmental management systems.

CURRENT LOCATION:

Zeist, The Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:

Netherlands, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, Cameroon

LANGUAGES:

English, French

EDUCATION:

Master of Science in International Business
Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development
Bachelor of Science in International Business, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY:

In my work I aim to support organisations and project teams to develop processes and tools that strengthen them so they can effectively offer sustainable and innovative financial and business development services to entrepreneurs and households.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Celine van Soest
Title: Consultant Lead, Inclusive Finance
Email: cvansoest@encludesolutions.com