Hein Gietema has been working in the international finance and infrastructure domains for over 20 years. He has a strong background in developing and structuring infrastructure funds and projects. Hein advised the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs on several innovative funds (TCX, ORIO, DGGF, WASH Fund). Hein was also appointed by FMO as the member of the Board of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF). He is Partner in a private equity water fund in Asia, he holds a Board position in Investeringsfonds Groningen BV (EUR 50 million) and is member of the Investment Committee of KIFFWA (Kenya Innovative Financing Facility for Water), a developer of commercially viable water projects in Kenya. Hein started his career as a banker at the Netherlands investment bank (NIBC) after he concluded his Masters (‘with merit’) in Business Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.