Harm Haverkort is an economist specialized in inclusive finance solutions. His particular interest lies in value chain development and value chain financing. He obtained a Master in Science in Economics at the Radboud University in 2001.
Harm worked as a manager for an airfreight company in the Netherlands, from 2002 to 2006. Subsequently, he joined Triodos Investment Fund and continued his career at Terrafina Microfinance in the Netherlands as a Program Officer. At Terrafina Microfinance, he developed microfinance programs in Burundi, Congo DRC, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
Since 2011 he has acted as an Inclusive Finance Advisor, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There he was responsible for the capacity building of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and Saving and Credit Cooperatives and Unions. Furthermore he developed various value chains by linking actors together and assisting MFIs in designing financial mechanisms and products. Furthermore, Harm developed guarantee schemes to link commercial banks to MFIs and to solve liquidity shortages of MFIs, smallholder farmers and cooperatives.
Harm enjoys sports, in particular mountain biking and running.
Harm applied for the job because he wants to focus more on linking farmers and cooperatives to viable value chains, the focus of Agriterra to a business oriented approach appealed to him. Harm going to live in Vietnam and will built a strong partner portfolio in Vietnam. Harm is confident that he will succeed due to his experience, dedication and enthusiasm.