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.
Alexandra focuses on researching financial and trade relationships between companies in international commodity chains. She is an economist with a background in political science.
Senior Researcher and Adviser Responsible Investment
Anniek is engaged in researching and advising on sustainable finance and socially responsible investment (SRI) policies. She is a sociologist and previously worked at a consumer NGO.
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.
Hester researches sustainability policies and practices of companies and financial institutions. She has a background in philosophy and international relations, with a focus on environmental governance.
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.
Jeroen researches financial relations with companies that engage in unsustainable activities. He has a background in environmental management and worked previously at Milieudefensie.
Joeri de Wilde
Joeri focuses on analysing the financing of companies by various types of financial institutions, and on unravelling corporate tax avoidance structures. He was trained as a financial economist.
SRI Researcher and Adviser
Kanchan focuses on researching socially responsible investment (SRI) themes and policies, with a focus on animal welfare. She has a background in finance and previously worked for Evalueserve.
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.
Mara keeps the office up and running and maintains the website. She has a background in European studies and law. Previously she worked at Milieudefensie.
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.
Michel researches sustainability policies and practices of companies and financial institutions, with a focus on weapons and armed conflicts. He has a background in ethics.
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.
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.