2015 - now Policy researcher at Wageningen Economic Research - into smallholder finance, rural economy and impact evaluation.
2005-2015 Fund manager at Terrafina Microfinance (ICCO, Rabobank Foundation, Oikocredit) - capacity building of local microfinance institutions in Africa, agricultural microfinance development, social performance management. (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi).
1999-2004 Coordinator Credit Desk at ICCO - management of loan & guarantee portfolio, strategic cooperation ICCO-Oikocredit, policy advisory on microfinance and economic activities. Field missions in The Philippines, Ethiopia, Kenia, Bolivia.
1998-1999 Freelance consultant / Rural Economist - rural credit programs in Latin America. Field missions in Nicaragua and Ecuador.
1997-1998 Project economist at PROLANCHO project, Olancho/Honduras, implemented for the EU by ARCADIS/Euroconsult
1993-1996 Coordinator & researcher-consultant at Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural (CDR), Free University Amsterdam, duty station Costa Rica. Research & consultancy into rural economic topics in the Central American & Carribean region: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Republica Dominicana.
1990-1992 Junior researcher-consultant at Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural (CDR), Free University Amsterdam, duty station Costa Rica
1988-1990 Project assistant at Free University Amsterdam, for the cooperation with the Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua/ agricultural economics department
1982-1988 student Economics at Free University Amsterdam, graduated in 1988