Dirk Elsen confirms his conference presence as Keynote Speaker

Dirk Elsen confirms his conference presence as Keynote Speaker

Dirk Elsen

Since January 2012, Dirk Elsen has worked as Director Emerging Markets  at Triodos Investment Management.

Shortly after joining Triodos Mr. Elsen said, “for a long time I have been a believer in the concept that you can make money work for positive change in society, at home and far afield.” He works to further the development of inclusive financial services and pursues a broader impact investing agenda, particularly in agriculture and renewable energy. He went on further to assert that “meaningful impact at scale is what we are after.”  In this way, he works to make a real contribution towards “ensuring that people increasingly avail of the freedom to choose to live the life they value to lead.”

From 2002 to 2011, he served as Chief Executive of SNV, an international development organisation implementing advisory, advocacy and knowledge brokering work in 36 countries across four continents. Prior to his leadership at SNV, Mr. Elsen worked at Shell, the World Bank and ABN AMRO, working as a corporate and operational lawyer on projects in Africa and Asia, structuring trade finance business and serving in various senior relationship management roles.