Global Equity team

Oikocredit has offices across the globe and equity specialists in Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, the USA and Uruguay.

Bart van Eyk

Director of Investments

Bart van Eyk joined Oikocredit in August 2015. As Director of Investments he has overall responsibility for loans and equity financing,... Read more

Bart van Eyk joined Oikocredit in August 2015. As Director of Investments he has overall responsibility for loans and equity financing, including agriculture and financial inclusion.

Bart has extensive international business and leadership experience in microfinance, business innovation and structured finance in emerging markets. Prior to joining Oikocredit, Bart was the founder and CEO of Musoni, the world’s first 100% cashless microfinance institution in Kenya. Bart began his career as an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. He then joined ABN AMRO where he gained almost 10 years’ experience in international private banking and business development in new growth markets.

He holds an MBA from Nijmegen University.

Tom Keleher CFA

Equity Director

Tom joined Oikocredit in 2010 and manages Oikocredit's global Equity team. The Equity team seeks to invest in and support growing... Read more

Tom joined Oikocredit in 2010 and manages Oikocredit's global Equity team. The Equity team seeks to invest in and support growing businesses with a focus on financial and social returns in financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy.

Tom also serves on company Boards and Advisory Committees.

Prior to joining Oikocredit, Tom managed the Newport Emerging Markets fund at Bank of America and co-founded private equity impact fund New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC).

Tom taught finance at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and worked as a consultant for MFIs and SMEs in South America, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Tahira Donkersloot CFA

Equity Portfolio Specialist

Tahira joined Oikocredit in 2007 as Equity Officer and since 2012 has been focusing on strengthening the operations of the Equity... Read more

Tahira joined Oikocredit in 2007 as Equity Officer and since 2012 has been focusing on strengthening the operations of the Equity team.

Tahira has more than 18 years of experience in finance and investments. She is responsible for the management and strengthening of equity operations. Tahira joined Oikocredit in 2007 and has been responsible for exploring and assessing new equity opportunities as well managing a part of the equity portfolio.  

Before joining Oikocredit, Tahira spent almost 10 years at ABN AMRO in various positions in risk and international asset management.

Tahira holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University College London (University of London) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Anirudh Sarda CFA

Equity Manager

Anirudh joined Oikocredit in 2017. As Equity Manager, Anirudh manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads the regional teams, and... Read more

Anirudh joined Oikocredit in 2017. As Equity Manager, Anirudh manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads the regional teams, and collaborates with Regional Directors to promote Oikocredit’s strategic objectives in Asia. He is currently based in Hyderabad, India.

Anirudh started at Oikocredit as Equity Officer for India. He successfully grew Oikocredit’s portfolio in emerging Inclusive Finance and Agriculture sectors until transitioning to his current role as Equity Manager in 2021.

He accumulates 13+ years of experience in private equity and corporate finance across several Asian countries. Before joining Oikocredit, Anirudh worked as a Corporate Finance Manager at Nava Bharat Ventures, an Indian listed infrastructure company. Prior to that, he worked at Small is Beautiful Fund, India’s first renewable energy focussed venture capital fund. He began his career in 2008 as an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank.

An Indian national, Anirudh is a CFA Charter holder (2012) and an MBA in Finance from IMT, Ghaziabad (2008). He completed a certificate program on Blockchain Technology in Financial Services from INSEAD and Blockchain Research Institute (2021). He underwent an executive training on Digital Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (2019).

Sébastien Rigaud

Equity Manager

Sébastien joined Oikocredit in 2014. As Equity Manager, Sébastien manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads the... Read more

Sébastien joined Oikocredit in 2014. As Equity Manager, Sébastien manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads the regional teams, and collaborates with Regional Directors to promote Oikocredit’s strategic objectives in Africa. He is currently based in France.

Sébastien started at Oikocredit as an Equity Analyst for Latin America, based in the Netherlands at the cooperative’s central office. In 2017 he moved to Colombia as Equity Officer where he successfully grew Oikocredit’s equity portfolio until transitioning to his current role in 2021.  

Before working at Oikocredit, Sébastien worked in Argentina with Groupe SOS, a leading French social enterprise responsible for developing new business opportunities to expand the company’s activities across various sectors, including impact investing. He also worked with microfinance institutions in Madagascar, Bolivia and Cambodia and with two NGOs focused on education in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.

Sébastien holds a Master of Science in Global Business and a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School. He also received Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

Valeria Gelsi

Equity Manager

Valeria joined Oikocredit in 2010. As Equity Manager, Valeria manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads regional teams, and... Read more

Valeria joined Oikocredit in 2010. As Equity Manager, Valeria manages a portfolio of equity investments, leads regional teams, and collaborates with Regional Directors to promote Oikocredit’s strategic objectives in Latin America. She is based in Uruguay.

Valeria first started at Oikocredit as Head of Portfolio for South America. In 2012 she moved into the role of Equity Officer for South America. She started her current role as Equity Manager in 2021.

Before joining Oikocredit, Valeria worked as a financial & operational risk head at a microfinance institution in Bolivia.  She held various finance and planning positions at a multinational company in Uruguay. Prior to that she worked as an audit assistant at an international firm in Uruguay.

Valeria has a Master in Management and Costs from the University of Uruguay and graduated as a Public Accountant. Valeria also taught Management Accounting at the University of Uruguay (UDELAR).

Alexander Remy

Equity Officer

Alexander is responsible for seeking and assessing new opportunities in various sectors as well as managing some of Oikocredit's equity... Read more

Alexander is responsible for seeking and assessing new opportunities in various sectors as well as managing some of Oikocredit's equity investments in microfinance institutions.

Before joining Oikocredit in May 2012, he worked as an investment officer for a clean energy fund in Central America where he evaluated numerous triple bottom line enterprises requiring specialised financing. Alexander structured the financing for several renewable energy generation projects such as small-scale hydroelectric and biomass plants.

Previously he worked as a financial analyst for a US event-driven hedge fund and as a debt trader for a leading Central American bank.

Alexander is German-Costa Rican and has also lived in Venezuela and the United States.

Antonio Rodriguez

Equity Officer

Antonio joined Oikocredit in May 2012, bringing with him over 20 years of professional experience in finance, banking, factoring and... Read more

Antonio joined Oikocredit in May 2012, bringing with him over 20 years of professional experience in finance, banking, factoring and corporate finance.

His entire professional career has been based in Costa Rica, where he worked for Banco Continental (as Senior Loan Credit Officer) and Citibank (as Asset Based Finance Head). He also worked as CFO for a local factoring company.

Since 2007, Antonio has been involved in structured finance, mainly investing in renewable energy projects, with strong expertise in mezzanine capital investments and private equity. Antonio obtained his Bachelor of Finance from the University of Costa Rica and has an MBA from INCAE. He also holds a degree (cum laude) in public accounting.

Prevost Kla

Equity Officer

Prevost is responsible for evaluating new equity opportunities and supporting Oikocredit's existing investments in West Africa. Prior to... Read more

Prevost is responsible for evaluating new equity opportunities and supporting Oikocredit's existing investments in West Africa.

Prior to joining Oikocredit, Prevost worked for Ecobank Capital as an Investment Banking Analyst where he participated in the closing of several transactions in West Africa, including syndicated loans, bond issues and mergers and acquisitions in a number of sectors including agribusiness, infrastructure, oil and gas and financial services. Prior to this, Prevost worked in Dallas, Texas as a financial analyst for Astadia Consulting.

Prevost holds a Master in finance (MSc) from Syracuse University and is a member of the Investment Bank Institute. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Economics and Finance from the Southern Methodist University of Dallas.

Prevost is based at Oikocredit’s West Africa office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Som Toohey CFA, MCSI

Equity Officer

Som joined Oikocredit in August 2018 as an Equity Officer. He is responsible for the origination and evaluation of new equity investment... Read more

Som joined Oikocredit in August 2018 as an Equity Officer. He is responsible for the origination and evaluation of new equity investment opportunities as well as supporting existing investments.

Before joining Oikocredit, he worked for funds investing in African small to medium enterprises, i.e. Investment Funds for Health in Africa and SOVEC. Som started his career in investment banking at HSBC in various countries before joining ABN AMRO Rothschild in Amsterdam.

Som has a master’s degree in optics and photonics and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Imperial College London. He is also a CFA Charterholder and a CISI Diploma holder.

Nicolás Arrosa

Equity Officer

Nicolás joined Oikocredit in September 2017 as an Equity Officer based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Nicolás is responsible for... Read more

Nicolás joined Oikocredit in September 2017 as an Equity Officer based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Nicolás is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities and supporting existing investments in Latin America.

Prior to joining Oikocredit, Nicolás worked as a financial consultant for advisory firm Ferrere. In this role he was involved in financial advisory for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), fundraising and structuring of securities issued in the private and public markets. Nicolás began his career in finance with PwC Uruguay.

Nicolás obtained his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Uruguay (UDELAR). He is Uruguayan and speaks Spanish, English and Italian.

Mila Georgieva

Equity Officer

Mila is an Equity Officer based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities as well as... Read more

Mila is an Equity Officer based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. She is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities as well as supporting existing investments in Asia and Africa.

Mila joined Oikocredit in 2014 and worked two years as a Credit Analyst before joining the Equity team. As a Credit Analyst, she was in charge of reviewing credit proposals  for microfinance institutions, agriculture and renewable energy companies in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining Oikocredit, Mila spent two years working as a Business and Financial Analyst in a web tourist company in France.

Mila holds a Masters in International Business Development from the Institute of Political Science of Aix en Provence, France and is CFA level II candidate. Mila is a Bulgarian national and also speaks fluent English, French and Russian.

Abhinav Natani

Equity Analyst

Abhinav joined Oikocredit in December 2019 as an Equity Analyst based in Hyderabad, India. He is responsible for evaluating new investment... Read more

Abhinav joined Oikocredit in December 2019 as an Equity Analyst based in Hyderabad, India. He is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities as well as supporting existing investments in India.

Before joining Oikocredit, Abhinav worked as a Market Risk Analyst at Societe Generale. His role included market data certification, daily monitoring, validation and reporting of market risk limits(VAR,SVAR and STT) for the European region. Prior to that he also worked as an intern at Oikocredit for two months in 2018.

Abhinav completed a Postgraduate Diploma programme in Finance from IMT Ghaziabad, India, and is currently a CFA level III candidate.

Madjiguène Ndiaye

Equity Analyst

Madjiguène joined Oikocredit in June 2018 as an Equity Analyst based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Madjiguène is... Read more

Madjiguène joined Oikocredit in June 2018 as an Equity Analyst based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Madjiguène is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities as well as supporting existing investments in Africa.

Before joining Oikocredit, Madjiguène worked as a transaction’s services consultant for 8Advisory. In this role, she was involved in financial due diligence across various sectors on behalf of private equity funds and corporate clients. Prior to that, she held positions in financial analysis and audit, working at EY and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in Paris.

Madjiguène holds a master’s degree in corporate finance from the EDHEC Business School in Paris.

Samuel Ndirangu

Equity Analyst

Samuel joined Oikocredit in January 2020 as an Equity Analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. Samuel is responsible for evaluating new investment... Read more

Samuel joined Oikocredit in January 2020 as an Equity Analyst based in Nairobi, Kenya. Samuel is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities as well as supporting existing investments in Africa.

Before joining Oikocredit, Samuel worked as an analyst in the Transaction Advisory Services department of Ernst & Young. In this role, he was involved in providing transaction support services across various sectors on behalf of private equity funds and other strategic investors. These services primarily included financial modeling, business and investment property valuation, and financial due diligence. Samuel started his career in investment banking as an Investment Analyst at a local investment bank in Nairobi.

Samuel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi and is a CFA III candidate.