Koen is one of the co-founders and CEO of Lendahand, an online impact investing platform. Lendahand enables retail investors to create impact with their money in emerging markets while earning a decent financial return. So far EUR 110 million has been invested through Lendahand and its sister platforms Energise Africa (for UK retail investors) and PlusPlus (impact-first, 0% interest loans).
Before Lendahand, Koen worked at various investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays Investment Bank. He earned his MBA from UC Berkeley and his MSc in Econometrics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Koen is proud to be a semi-decent coder in (legacy) languages such as C++ and VBA, and in his free time he likes to hang out with the family and feel like a kid.