Managing Board

Mirjam 't Lam

Managing Director

Mirjam ‘t Lam joined Oikocredit in November 2020 as Director of Finance & Risk and was Interim Managing Director for several... Read more

Mirjam ‘t Lam joined Oikocredit in November 2020 as Director of Finance & Risk and was Interim Managing Director for several months before becoming Managing Director on 1 December 2021.

With 20 years of experience in financial services, Mirjam joined Oikocredit from the Africa-focused investment company Arise, where she served as Chief Financial Risk Officer (CFRO) and played a leading role in the creation of the organisation. Her other previous positions have included CFRO for Rabo Development and Executive Director at several member banks of the Rabobank Group.

Mirjam was also part of Rabobank’s food and agriculture strategy team. She has international experience of working in both mature and emerging markets and holds a master’s degree in international business from Maastricht University.

Ging Ledesma

Director of Social Performance Innovation

Ging Ledesma joined Oikocredit in 1999 as Deputy Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, and was appointed to the managing board in 2012. As... Read more

Ging Ledesma joined Oikocredit in 1999 as Deputy Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, and was appointed to the managing board in 2012. As Director of Social Performance Innovation, she is responsible for monitoring the social and environmental impact of Oikocredit as well as partner capacity building.

Prior to joining Oikocredit, Ging worked for various organisations in Asia, including Asia Partnership for Human Development in Hong Kong, and the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace in the Philippines. Ging was Oikocredit’s first Social Performance Manager. She has also headed investor relations, and has been an Interim Managing Director of Oikocredit.

She has a degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines.

Gwen van Berne

Director of Finance & Risk

Gwen van Berne joined Oikocredit in May 2022 as Director of Finance & Risk, with 23 years’ experience in the financial services sector... Read more

Gwen van Berne joined Oikocredit in May 2022 as Director of Finance & Risk, with 23 years’ experience in the financial services sector and was the former Chief Financial Officer of RIPE NCC.  

Before joining Oikocredit, Gwen also served as a Supervisory Board member for International Card Services in the Netherlands. In the first stages of her career, Gwen fulfilled a variety of roles within ABN AMRO Bank. 

As a volunteer leader Gwen is Chair of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and has also supported the Delft Chamber Music Festival as member of its Board and Treasurer.  

Gwen holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is a CMA Certified Management Accountant.

Patrick Stutvoet

Director of IT and Operations

Patrick Stutvoet joined Oikocredit in March 2019 and heads IT applications & infrastructure, as well as the business operations... Read more

Patrick Stutvoet joined Oikocredit in March 2019 and heads IT applications & infrastructure, as well as the business operations functions.

Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in information technology and operations for the financial services sector, including roles at the Bank of England, ABN AMRO and Cap Gemini.

Prior to joining Oikocredit he worked as an operations consultant at the Bank of England, Head of Transaction Banking (IT International) at ABN AMRO, and Head of Investments (IT International) at ABN AMRO.

Wilma Straatman

Interim Director of People & Change

Wilma Straatman joined Oikocredit in April 2021 on an interim basis as Director of People & Change. She is responsible for human... Read more

Wilma Straatman joined Oikocredit in April 2021 on an interim basis as Director of People & Change. She is responsible for human resources, business transformation and communication.

Wilma has more than 25 years’ experience in realising change, facilitating people and business transformation, including interim executive roles. She has worked for major corporate organisations such as Unilever, ABN AMRO, Robeco, FedEx and AkzoNobel and for globally oriented smaller-scale organisations such as Porticus, Aberkyn and Cirque du Soleil. She is involved in several HR tech initiatives.

Wilma holds a master’s degree in business science from the University of Groningen and is an accredited coach, practitioner and facilitator in a range of methodologies.