Annual Event Speaker profile: Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Jaap Spreeuwenberg (1976) is Managing Director of Hivos Impact Investments and manages the Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund. He leads the investment team and is the primary dealmaker. He combines civic engagement with an entrepreneurial spirit and brought several businesses and civil organisation to scale. In his current job he is pioneering to fill the gap between microfinance and more traditional impact investors. The Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund invests equity in EUR 50,000 - EUR 500,000 tickets in scalable companies by local entrepreneurs in Southern Africa. The fund invests in companies that bring healthy food to regional markets and that use ecological responsible production methods.