Paul Buysens

Paul Buysens is Managing Partner and since 2022 Co-CEO of Incofin IM. He joined Incofin in September 2017. He has 14 years of international experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Incofin, Paul worked for General Electric (10 years) and Deloitte (3 years). He holds a Masters Degree in Commercial Engineering.

 

Esther Mareka

Esther joined Incofin IM in December 2021. Before, she worked as Operations Manager at Africa Honey Consortium. She has a strong investment management and banking experience from Root Capital (6 years) and Kenya Commercial Bank.

Esther holds a B.Ed. in English & Literature and MBA in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She has also received training on financing Agribusiness value chains from Strathmore Business School.

Jose Enciso

Jose relies on 18 years’ experience in the financial sector. Before he joined Incofin Investment Management in 2019, Jose worked for among others Alpina, Patria Investimentos and Groupe Casino. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance.

Diaka Sall

Diaka has an extensive knowledge in social investment funds, supporting agribusinesses in financial access and financial management trainings. She worked in the past as Regional Manager for Root Capital (West Africa) and as a Consultant for the World Bank, African Development Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. She holds a Master’s in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.

Aude Sauvaget

Aude Sauvaget has a 20-year combined experience in agriculture investment, and development projects both in the private and public sectors. As Investment Officer, she worked for the French Development Finance Institutions Proparco (AFD Group) and for an agribusiness holding company active in emerging and developing countries, in the cotton and oleaginous sector.

As Programme Manager for the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, she managed the identification, preparation, formulation, implementation and evaluation of various sustainable agriculture programmes. Aude holds a Master’s degree in Economics from CERDI, a research centre on international development.

Simone Verbraeken

Simone has an extensive experience in African SMEs and corporate investment opportunities. She holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the Wageningen Agricultural University. She works since 2005 as Senior Investment Officer at the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO).

Carlos Castello

Carlos Castello

Carlos Castello became a member of the Investment Committee in 2016 as an independent member. He was previously Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Root Capital before becoming an independent consultant in 2014, specialized in Rural SME lending; International Economic and Rural development. Moreover, Carlos has more than 20 years of experience in Microfinance having worked at ACCION International.

Nicole Petz

Nicole has more than 15 years of experience at Fairtrade International and is an expert in financial management of international NGOs. She holds a degree in Economics.

David Dewez

David Dewez

David Dewez is Managing Partner of Incofin and has over 20 years experience in the financial sector. David specializes in Microfinance, Agri-Finance, Socially Responsible Investments, Corporate Governance and Social performance assessments.

Carlos Castello

Carlos Castello

Carlos Castello became a member of the Investment Committee in 2016 as an independent member. He was previously Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Root Capital before becoming an independent consultant in 2014, specialized in Rural SME lending; International Economic and Rural development. Moreover, Carlos has more than 20 years of experience in Microfinance having worked at ACCION International.

Mark Lundy

Marc Lundy

Mark Lundy became Chair of the FAF investment committee in 2012. He is Senior Researcher for the International Tropical Agriculture Center (CIAT). Mark is specialized in inclusive sustainable food systems; rural enterprise development with smallholder farmers; value chains and inclusive business.

Loïc de Cannière

De Cannière Loic

Loic De Cannière is the CEO of Incofin Investment Management. Since 2001, he has grown Incofin into one of the most prominent microfinance and impact investment fund managers. Loic is a strong promoter of social performance parameters into impact investing and participates in leading industry initiatives.

Alexandra Albin

Alexandra is the Agricultural Finance Team Lead in KfW´s equity and regional funds department. In that capacity she is responsible for overseeing the structuring and financing of a wide variety of Agrifinance and Biodiversity Funds in Sub-Sahara Africa and Latin America as well as direct investments into social enterprises in SSA. Her team´s portfolio comprises inter alia investments into the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund, Lending for African Farming Cooperation, Social Enterprise Fund, One Acre Fund, Babban Gona and Equity for Africa Group. She has over 20 years experience in development cooperation with a specific expertise on agri-finance and SME finance. Alexandra holds a Master in Economics from the Humboldt-University Berlin.

Lia González Iza

Lia Gonzales

Lia González joined Incofin IM in January 2014 as Investment Officer of the Fair Trade Access Fund. She has five years of experience in investment banking activities such as financial structuring and modeling, project finance, M&As and corporate finance. Lia holds an MBA in Responsible Management from Audencia Nantes École de Management in France and an undergraduate degree in Finance and International Relations from Universidad Externado de Colombia. She is fluent in Spanish, English and French and can express herself in Portuguese.

Fallon Casper

Fallon Casper

Fallon Casper joined Incofin IM in April 2016 as Investment Officer of the Fair Trade Access Fund. She has eight years of experience in management consulting, entrepreneurship, and international development in Latin America and Africa. Fallon holds an MIA in Economic and Political development, with a specialization in Management from the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in International Business from New York University. She is fluent in Spanish and English and can express herself in basic French and Hebrew.

David Dewez

David Dewez

David Dewez is Managing Partner of Incofin and has over 20 years experience in the financial sector. He joined Incofin in 2007 as an investment manager for South America, the Caribbean and Southern Africa. David specializes in Agri-Finance, Microfinance, Agri-Finance, Socially Responsible Investments, Corporate Governance and Social performance assessments. David is an economist, graduated from Laval University Canada (M.A.) and from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium (Licences). Born in Bolivia, David is fluent in Spanish, French and English.