Profundo has a broad multi-disciplinary team of experts with different cultural backgrounds. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our staff members if you want more information.
Senior Researcher Sustainable Supply Chains
Barbara coordinates market research and the analysis of trade relationships in international supply chains. She has a background in physical geography and previously worked at Greenpeace International.
Senior Field Researcher
Diana coordinates our field activities and researches companies to identify opportunities for change. Her background is in agriculture and natural resource management and previously worked for medica mondiale.
Business and Human Rights Researcher
Estela focuses on the human rights’ impacts of corporate activities, especially in relation to security and migration issues. She has a background in international human rights law.
Frank takes care of the financial administration and financial reporting. He worked as financial administrator at various companies and is also active as a painter of realistic art.
Senior Equity Analyst
Gerard coordinates our equity research on companies active in international commodity chains and finance. He is a macroeconomist and has worked for ING.
Jan Willem van Gelder
Jan Willem has a broad experience in financial, policy and trade research and consulting, focusing on corporate impacts on sustainability. He studied development economics and founded Profundo in 2000.
Supply Chain Researcher
Jasmine looks into global supply chains, analysing trading links and sustainability issues. Previously, she was a consultant with Proforest, and has a background in anthropology and development.
Jeroen researches financial relations with companies that engage in unsustainable activities. He has a background in environmental management and worked previously at Milieudefensie.
Senior Policy Researcher
Juliette researches the sustainability policies of companies and financial institutions. She is the research coordinator for Fair Finance Guide related projects. She has a background in Finance and previously worked for the ESG rating agency Vigeo Eiris, as well as for French banks.
Léa Pham Van
Léa focuses on finance and equity research. She has a background in financial analysis and she has work experience in banking and asset management
Lennart van Loenen
Lennart researches the sustainability policies of companies and financial institutions. He studied political science and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam
Business and Human Rights Researcher
Linnea researches the interactions between businesses and human rights, especially with respect to labour rights. She has a background in law and peace and development studies.
Office Manager / Assistant Researcher
Mara keeps the office up and running and assists in research projects. She has a background in European studies and law. Previously she worked at Friends of the Earth Netherlands.
CSR and SRI Researcher
Margreet works as a researcher on socially responsible investment (SRI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). She is a sociologist and previously worked at SNS Asset Management.
Natural Resources Management Expert
Retno focuses on the sustainable management of agricultural and forest commodities. She holds a PhD in environment and ecology studies and worked earlier at Kyoto University.
Stefanie focuses on supporting projects related to policy research, such as the Fair Finance Guide, as well as financial and tax research. She has a background in Finance and International Development studies.
Senior Financial Researcher
Ward coordinates our research on the financing of companies by various types of financial institutions. He is a sinologist with a background in economics, politics and international relations.