With over 25 years of financial services experience spanning principal investing, banking and international development, Erik supports Ezdehar’s investment team in making investment decisions by providing insights and guidance on global best practices while driving the team to critically appraise all investment opportunities.
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 his time at 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 his time at AlpInvest he was Managing Partner of the co-investment team and Head of the company’s London office, as well as being a founding member of the mezzanine investing franchise.
Before this Erik spent two years with the merchant bank De Nationale Investeringsbank in The Hague and London, where he focused 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 MA in Business Economics with a specialization in Finance and Strategy from the University of Groningen.