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Our team has a diverse set of international experiences and profiles that allows us to assist our portfolio companies to achieve the maximum results with our investment.

Based in the Netherlands, we invest in companies active in different parts of the world. We understand the opportunities and risk related to emerging markets and the agricultural & food sector. The team has a global network that they actively engage throughout the investment process and after investing.


Paulo Bello worked in the global commodity markets for 20 years before founding ForestEffectFund. He worked for organisations such as Cargill, Intersnack, BHP Billiton and has deep knowledge of local conditions for the production of commodities in developing countries. 

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Anne Mieke van der WerfANNE MIEKE VAN DER WERF

Anne Mieke van der Werf joined the investment team in the role of portfolio manager. Her experience is in deal structuring and managerial roles in the investment management area of corporates and financial players. She built up her experience at GreenEconomics BV, Triodos, Shell, Evelop and ING.

Contact Anne Mieke via E-mail

Walle Oppedijk van VeenWALLE OPPEDIJK VAN VEEN

Walle Oppedijk van Veen previously worked for Accenture and Shell as an international energy consultant and for BHP Billiton where he built the global carbon emission market business in emerging markets before starting an investment and trading firm with Paulo Bello and founding ForestEffect Fund in 2017.

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Willem serves as the Chairman of the ForestEffect Fund Investment Committee. He is also partner of Roodhals Capital, a boutique corporate finance firm that advises and arranges financial solutions for investors and mid-sized companies in Europe.

Contact Willem via E-mail