Thos Gieskes

Managing director

As managing director, Thos is responsible for steering and implementing the global strategy at Oikocredit. In addition to heading the day-to-day operations, he is responsible for representing Oikocredit as the organization’s main spokesperson.

Before coming to Oikocredit, Thos worked in leadership positions at Rabobank, an international cooperative bank headquartered in the Netherlands, for nearly 30 years, including positions in the Netherlands, Chile and Australia.

His thorough knowledge and expertise in international finance includes rural lending. Thos holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is fluent in English, Dutch and Spanish.

Thos has been Oikocredit’s managing director since April 2017.

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