Team

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 Christopoulou
Financial Researcher
Alexandra focuses on researching financial and trade relationships between companies in international commodity chains. She is an economist with a background in political science.
Anniek Herder
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.
Anselm Iwundu
Senior Consultant Governance and Sustainability
Anselm advises on governance, fair trade, environmental and climate change issues. He has a background in environmental management and was executive director at Fairfood International.
Anya Marcelis
Financial Researcher
Anya analyses financial and trade relationships as they pertain to various social, economic and environmental issues. She has a background in critical political economy.
Barbara Kuepper
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.
Estela Casajuana
Business and Human Rights Researcher
Estela focuses on the human rights’ impacts of corporate activities, especially in relation to security and migration issues. She was trained in international human rights.
Frank Warmerdam
Financial Administration
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.
Gerard Rijk
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 Brink
CSR Researcher
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
Director
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 Walstra
Financial Researcher
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
Financial Researcher
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.
Kanchan Mishra
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.
Linnea Wikström
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 Werkman
Office Manager
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.
Margreet Simons
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.
Melina van Scharrenburg
Financial Researcher
Melina focuses on researching financial and trade relations pertaining to international environmental and sustainability issues. She previously worked in impact investment and has an academic background in environmental sciences, international business, development studies and psychology.
Michel Riemersma
CSR Researcher
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.
Retno Kusumaningtyas
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.
Ward Warmerdam
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.
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