Judith Santbergen has been appointed as Fund Manager of Hivos-Triodos Fonds. She will take over this role from Karel Nierop, who was recently appointed as Head of Product Development within Triodos Investment Management.

Hivos-Triodos Fonds is a joint initiative of Triodos Bank and Hivos Foundation. It was established in 1994 and is one of the first global movers in financial inclusion investments. Nowadays, Hivos-Triodos Fonds invests in young and innovative financial institutions in emerging markets, as well as organisations that catalyse access to renewable energy and the development of sustainable food and agriculture. 

Judith joined Triodos Investment Management in 2014 as Senior Investment Officer focused on Africa. She spent the last two years in Africa, seconded as a Senior Investment Manager to AlphaMundi Group’s local team in Kenya. AlphaMundi manages the AlphaJiri Fund, which is anchored by Hivos-Triodos Fonds and invests in early-stage renewable energy and sustainable agriculture businesses in Africa through mezzanine finance. Prior to joining Triodos Investment Management Judith fulfilled different positions for Rabobank.