Bernhard Van Meeteren
Energy Sector Specialist, Energy Department, West Africa & MENA, FMO
Bernhard van Meeteren works with the Netherlands Development Bank FMO ('Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.'). FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 47 years. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. We invest in sectors where we believe our contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness. With an investment portfolio of EUR 10 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally. Within FMO he and his team focus on providing financing for energy projects with an emphasis on the Least Developed Countries and on Renewable Energy. The team is considered to be one of the main players in arranging and providing financing for energy and infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and has received various awards for the projects financed. Mr. van Meeteren joined FMO in 2002 after working 16 years with ABN Amro Bank and ING Bank, mainly in Project Finance and Global Relationship Management. He holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.