A voluntary Advisory Council was established in 2018 to support our activities. The Advisory Council ensures continuity and provides valuable knowledge and experience. Meeting a number of times per year, the Advisory Council members work efficiently to advise and deploy their networks. They are approached for advice on tactical and substantive issues. The Advisory Council of FairClimateFund consists of the following members:
From left to right: Josien Sluijs, Wim Hart, Michiel de Haan and Peter d'Angremond
Josien Sluijs– Director NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance
Josien Sluijs has been active in the field of inclusive financing for more than 15 years. In her current role as director of the Dutch Platform for Inclusive Finance (NpM) she is responsible for the representation of the Dutch Inclusive Finance sector and facilitates collaborations, knowledge development, and knowledge sharing among the members of NpM. Before her current position she held a senior position at Rabobank International. She was responsible for restructuring rural banks in the Middle East and Asia. She was also responsible for various advisory processes for international organizations, such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and research projects related to Value Chain Finance.
Wim Hart– Director ICCO Cooperation
Wim Hart trained as a chartered accountant and started his career at Rabobank Nederland. He then became co-owner and founder of an accountancy firm and a consulting firm in accountancy. As a member of the management of the ICCO development organization, he helps shape the ambitious innovation process of ICCO. He is responsible for internal matters such as business management, finance, personnel and organization and ICT. He fulfills this function alongside Marinus Verweij. Wim Hart made the transition to a development organization based on a strong personal commitment.
Michiel de Haan– Managing Director Royal Lemkes
Michiel de Haan currently works as managing director at Royal Lemkes, the largest exporter of plants in Europe. Their mission is sustainable growth of people, relationships, and companies, but also of the world in which we live. Previously, Michiel de Haan worked as managing director of the hardware retail chain Praxis and Dirk van den Broek Supermarkets. He led Dirk van den Broek Supermarkten for two years. De Haan also worked as commercial director and deputy general manager at BCC.
Peter d’Angremond– President & CEO Stichting Max Havelaar
Peter d'Angremond has had various commercial positions in leading organizations. In the rapidly evolving consumer goods industry, Peter worked for Kraft, and Sara Lee Household & Bodycare. Peter was country director Benelux at Disneyland Resort Paris and marketing director at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. From June 2009, Peter has acted as executive director of the Max Havelaar foundation (the basis behind the Fairtrade label for sustainable production and fair marketing standards). In this position, Peter is also chairman of the association of labeling initiatives (the 23 associations responsible for Fairtrade's market development in their respective markets).