Peter van der Krogt

Chairman & CEO

Peter van der Krogt is the Chairman of Financial Access Capital Management B.V. and co-founder of Financial Access. He is focused on the firm’s Banking Advisory and SME Finance activities, particularly in East Africa. He has over 30 years of experience working with private and public financial institutions, including the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the World Bank/IFC in Washington, DC. In 1989 he joined ING Bank and worked mostly in Emerging Markets. During his career within ING Bank he held senior management positions in wholesale banking in the Philippines and Russia, responsible for corporate banking and structured & project finance.

From 1999 until 2002 he was led the restructuring and repositioning of Lippo Bank as Project Manager, one of the largest private banks in Indonesia, into a modern Retail and SME bank. For several years he was the Global Head of ING’s Financial Institutions advisory business, the company that became Financial Access.  He has supervised many advisory projects and has been actively involved as principal adviser in strategic planning, business development and governance. He has implemented and rolled-out new products and banking concepts in many banks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Indonesia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, amongst others.  Mr. van der Krogt is currently involved as a Project Director in the IFC MSME African Finance Program at Bank of Africa in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. He also executes diagnostic and market research projects under the IFC AMSME programme, most recently for 2 banks in Nigeria.

Mr. van der Krogt holds a MA from the University of Leiden and is fluent in Dutch and English.