Executive Director: Wouter Vandersypen
Prior to becoming Kampani’s Executive Director, Wouter was a consultant for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). He also worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee and the World Bank.
Wouter is on the Board of Fairtrade Belgium, Trias, and a traditional private equity investment fund, called Invale NV.
He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations & Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Leuven, having studied in Leuven, Tübingen and Fribourg.
MANAGING Director: DIMITRI VAN RAEMDONCK
Prior to his position as Managing Director, Dimitri worked for AgriFI as Fund Manager and for the Belgian Development Finance Institution (BIO) for 12 years as an investment officer, and later as team leader of the direct investment department. He started his career as a consultant in strategy and corporate finance, focusing on fast growing SMEs. Dimitry holds a Master Degree in business administration from the Solvay Business School in Brussels.
Senior Investment Manager: Marilu Ortega
Marilu joined Kampani in late 2021. She has extensive experience doing investments in emerging markets and previously worked at Symbiotics, International Finance Corporation, and the Innovation Lab at Inter-American Development Bank.
Marilu holds a Master’s degree in International Trade and Investments from George Washington University in the US, a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in the US and she is a CFA charterholder. Originally, she is from Venezuela.
Investment Manager: Mauricio Barocio
Mauricio joined Kampani in late 2021. Before he worked as Portfolio Manager for a family office (asset manager) in Belgium managing a multi-asset investment vehicle. Other professional experiences include working as a Sustainable Financial Consultant for CAPCO in Belgium and as a Microfinance Consultant for Banco ProCredit in El Salvador.
Mauricio holds a postgraduate masters degree in Finance from the London Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in International Business from NEOMA BS in France and the Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Mexico.
Investment Associate: Lola Pochet
Lola joined Kampani in October 2022. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a liaison expert at the FAO Liaison Office in Brussels. She also has experience as a researcher and freelance writer and wrote articles for several Belgian NGOs.
She holds a joint master’s degree in Global Studies from the University of Ghent (Belgium) and the University of Leipzig (Germany) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands).
Legal support: Van Olmen & Wynant
Van Olmen & Wynant has and will continue to support Kampani with corporate legal aspects on a pro-bono basis.
The VOW corporate department, headed by Luc Wynant, advises and assists clients in all aspects of corporate law, private equity and mergers and acquisitions.