MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Thos Gieskes to Lead Dutch Cooperative Investor Oikocredit

Oikocredit, a Netherlands-based cooperative with financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy investments in 71 countries, announced yesterday that Thos Gieskes is taking the position of Managing Director of the organization as of April. David Woods vacated the position in 2016 after joining Oikocredit in 2012. Mr Gieskes has over a decade of experience at the Netherlands-based cooperative Rabobank, leading its operations in Chile and most recently in Australia and New Zealand.

As of 2017, Oikocredit reports total assets of EUR 1.1 billion (USD 1.2 billion) and 796 investees. Of its investments, 89 percent are in the form of loans, 80 percent support inclusive finance and 71 percent are placed in Latin America and Asia.

Mr Gieskes said, “I believe I can contribute to furthering this work based on my financial and international leadership experience and background as a development economist.”

Sources and Additional Resources

Oikocredit Appoints New Managing Director
https://www.oikocredit.coop/k/n171/news/view/175186/8951/oikocredit-appoints-new-managing-director.html

Oikocredit
http://www.oikocredit.coop/

Rabobank
https://www.rabobank.com/

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