Stefan Harpe

Independant Board Member

Stefan has over 20 years experience as an impact investor in emerging markets, and cares deeply about sustainable development.  He recently joined the Investments team at FinDev Canada in Montreal as Lead Investment Officer.

Previously Stefan managed the Financial Inclusion program at Mastercard Foundation, focussed on Africa.  Earlier he spent ten years at Oikocredit, Netherlands creating the Equity Investments team and building a global portfolio with positive returns.  He was previously the founding Manager of the AfriCap Microfinance Fund, based in Senegal for four years, investing in the emerging sector and developing an African management team.

Prior to establishing AfriCap, Stefan was co-Director, International at Calmeadow (Canada) for six years, including the investment in ProFund, an equity fund for Latin American microfinance institutions.

Served on Boards of:  Prasac Microfinance Bank – Cambodia;  Fonkoze Finance – Haiti;  Wizzit – S. Africa;  Equity Bank – Kenya;  Cafédirect – UK;  Divine Chocolate – UK;  Yalelo Fish Farms – Zambia;  Sekem – Egypt

MBA – Univ. Western Ontario; and B.Sc. (Econ.) – LSE.