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Oikocredit strengthens leadership with new Executive Committee

Oikocredit strengthens leadership with new Executive Committee

29 June | 2022

The new committee comprises existing Managing Board members and newly appointed directors and will oversee implementation of the cooperative’s 2022-2026 strategy

29 June 2022, Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Social impact investor and worldwide cooperative Oikocredit has enhanced its leadership with the creation of a new Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee comprises four statutory and five non-statutory members and will replace Oikocredit’s Managing Board on 1 July 2022. The committee has been created from existing Managing Board members and new directors appointed from within the organisation.

The Executive Committee's four statutory members are: Managing Director Mirjam ‘t Lam; Director of Finance & Risk Gwen van Berne; Director of Inflow & Business Enablers Patrick Stutvoet; and the Director of Impact Investments (to be appointed).

Non-statutory members of the Executive Committee are: Director of Accounting & Control Beja Morren; Director of Investor Relations Lydia Tomitova; Director of Specialised Finance & Community Building Hans Perk; Director of Strategy & Sustainable Impact Ging Ledesma; and Director of People & Development Wilma Straatman.

Objectives for the new leadership structure include augmenting the organisation’s decision-making processes, driving the implementation of the 2022-2026 strategic plan, and safeguarding the cooperative’s going concern and focus on sustainable social impact in support of its mission.

To further amplify its dedication to creating social impact, Oikocredit’s 2022-2026 strategy focuses on empowering and connecting communities in our outflow countries through community-focused projects, in addition to current focus sectors of financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy.

The strategy focuses on bringing together members of our investor community in an impact-making movement, and connecting our outflow and inflow communities by facilitating a more direct connection between the two communities.

Mirjam ‘t Lam, Managing Director, Oikocredit, said: “The balance of skills and focus areas in the Executive Committee have been carefully selected to serve our cooperative and our mission, to realise our new strategy and implement a new capital raising model. On behalf of the Executive Committee, we look forward to close collaboration with our staff, partners, members and all other stakeholders, in support of our cooperative’s continued focus on improving the lives of low income people.”

Cheryl Jackson, Supervisory Board Chair, Oikocredit, said: “The new leadership structure will empower Oikocredit in continuing to enhance its social impact around the world. The Supervisory Board looks forward to working with the new Executive Committee members and to working together on the implementation of our purpose-driven strategy.”

More information on the Executive Committee members can be found on Oikocredit’s website here from 1 July.


About Oikocredit

Oikocredit has over 45 years of experience in funding partner organisations active in inclusive finance, agriculture and renewable energy.

Oikocredit’s loans, equity investments and capacity building aim to enable people on low incomes in Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve their living standards sustainably.

Oikocredit finances over 500 partners, with total outstanding capital of € 1,015.2 million (at 31 March 2022).

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