Financial services veteran with over 20 years in the sector covering principal investing, banking and international development.
Most recently, Erik was a Director with the Netherlands Development Finance Institution “FMO” where he was responsible for managing the institution’s EUR 1.5 billion private equity program in addition to making new commitments of EUR 300 million annually.
Prior to FMO, Erik spent more than a decade with AlpInvest Partners, a leading private equity fund of funds with over EUR 40 billion in AUM, during which he was Managing Partner of the co-investment team and Head of the London office for the firm as well as a founding member of the mezzanine investing franchise.
Earlier, he spent two years with the merchant bank De Nationale Investeringsbank in The Hague and London, where he was focusing on project finance, leveraged finance and high yield transactions. Erik started his career with the Volvo Truck Corporation where he provided commercial finance and credit to Dutch companies.
Erik holds an M.A. in Business Economics with a specialization in Finance and Strategy from the University of Gronigen, the Netherlands.