Manager Financial Institutions Latin America, FMO
Chantal works at FMO (the Dutch development bank). FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for 46 years. FMO’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. FMO invests in sectors where it believes its contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness and has an investment portfolio of EUR 9.2 billion spanning over 85 countries. At FMO, Chantal currently works as manager Financial Institutions Latin America and the Caribbean (as of 1 January 2015). In this role she focuses on guiding a team of investment professionals at FMO servicing their clients, financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is responsible for a team of 12 professionals, a portfolio of 60 clients in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru and for business development of around EUR 230 mln a year. In addition, she and her team play a role in adding value to clients by supporting on specific projects, sharing knowledge and connecting clients, partners and other stakeholders on various topics.
Chantal joined FMO early 2008 as a legal counsel at the legal department, and was one of the managers at the legal department from mid 2009 – mid 2012. After that, she first gained experience as a credit analyst at FMO’s credit department and then moved on to be an investment officer within the Financial Institutions Africa team, focussing on Ghana.
Alongside her work, Chantal has contributed to many strategic projects within FMO, such as chairing the low income countries working group as part of the strategy working group 2013 – 2016, contributing to the working group responsible for strategy implementation of FMO’s doubling impact and halving footprint ambitions and founding the female network FMO Femmes. Most recently, she has designed the gender financing strategy for her department and organized and moderated a female leadership journey to Ghana.
Before joining FMO Chantal was an attorney-at-law at Loyens & Loeff N.V. in Amsterdam, where she worked for 5 years in both the labour law and private equity (Management Buy-Outs) departments. She holds a master in Law from Leiden University.