Meet the founders

We are a group of professional experts with different backgrounds, complementing disciplines and interesting characters, working together on one common goal: targetting investments that go beyond the numbers to achieve real monetary returns along with positive social and environmental impact.

The founders have ten years of experience in investing in Africa and are fully aware of the African Renaissance taking place at this moment.


Leontine van Hooft

Co-founder and Inclusive Investment Strategist

With a professional education in corporate anthropology and as a diversity and integrity manager with hands on experience, Leontine has (re)shaped various businesses. Leontine is an expert on inclusive businesses for development. She has a strategic approach to investments and finds profitable ways to create added value on economic, social and ecological returns. Leontine is author of books on Ubuntu, African leadership and inclusive businesses. She has become an incubator and rainmaker. Recently she was awarded for being an inspiring business woman and for her work as an outstanding motivational speaker. She is married and has three adult children.

Leontine can be reached on +31(0)418517435
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Leon van Rijckevorsel

Co-founder and Managing Director

Leon is an experienced project developer and impact investor on the African Continent. He has a serious no-nonsense entry with a strong sensitivity for ethical justice, often associated with (captured) sense of humor. Leon has a University degree as a Master Real Estate and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), with a focus on Ethical behaviour. Understanding the different cultures and overseeing all stakeholders interests, Léon is always searching for a win-win situation and finding solutions for seemingly unsolvable issues. He is married and has 3 adult children.

Léon can be reached on +31(0)418517435

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