Manager of Sustainability & ESG Officer, FMO Dutch Development Bank
Walter van Helvoirt has been working for FMO's Private Equity department for 6+ years. The Private Equity team has invested in over 125 GPs and has a significant portfolio or direct (co-) investments, together some EUR$2b in committed capital. FMO's PE portfolio has grown significantly during recent years, notably in Africa. Walter is a core member of hte deal teams and works closely with PE Investment Officers on new and existing transactions. In close cooperation they support partners in providing that sustainable business is fully aligned with making a good long term profit. Furthermore, Walter spends a significant amount of time on training Deal Partners with PE Funds all over the globe and supporting PE funds in enhancing their E&S performance in the fund and on the investees. Before his current role, Walter worked for 12 years in Human Resources Management, acting as an Adviser to the Board on HRM and organizational change, for several medium and larger companies (>8000 employees) in The Netherlands.