Joost Oorthuizen is the CEO of Invest International, a new development and finance facility that supports governments and companies with finance and provides project development capacity.
He built his career in the fields of international trade, finance and sustainable development. He holds a Ph.D. in natural resource management from Wageningen University, a post-master in change management and was schooled at Insead in financial management.
He is the founding CEO of IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, which under his leadership became a global organization, working with corporates and governments in mainstreaming sustainability in global value chains in agriculture, textiles and energy. Joost set up different impact investment funds for Nature Based Solutions and inclusive value chains.
He sits on the boards of The &Green Fund and GASP. Additionally, he is a regular speaker at international conferences.