Our team

We’re a mixed bunch here at Akvo, and our diversity is key to our success. The team is made up of over 100 bright minds and passionate hearts, from software developers to monitoring and evaluation specialists; from data scientists to water quality experts.

A thorough understanding of local context is key in providing partners with the best possible support. That’s why we have regional hubs in five continents to provide local knowledge and expertise to our partners. The rest of our team work remotely from places like Sweden, Bangladesh, Colombia, Spain, Australia, the United Kingdom, Nepal and Uganda.


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  • Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

    Co-founder & director, Stockholm

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  • Jeroen van der Sommen

    Co-founder & director, Amsterdam

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  • Peter van der Linde

    Co-founder & solutions director, Amsterdam

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  • Gabriel von Heijne

    Co-founder & developer, Stockholm

  • Kathelyne van den Berg

    Chief financial officer & director, Amsterdam

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  • Mark Tiele Westra

    Senior advisor, Amsterdam

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  • Daniel Sunnerek

    Developer, Gothenburg

  • Lissy van Noort

    HR & Talent coordinator, Amsterdam

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  • Linda Leunissen

    Art director, London

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  • Stellan Lagerström

    Developer, Stockholm

  • Loïc Sans

    Design & user interface lead, Helsinki

  • Charlotte Soedjak

    Project manager, Denpasar

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  • Emeline Bereziat

    Burkina Faso hub manager, Ouagadougou

  • Phylis Gichuru Webi

    Finance officer, Nairobi

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  • Francis Warui

    Project officer, Nairobi

  • Lynn Greenwood

    Product manager & internal IT, Stockholm

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  • Hans Merton

    Director of operations, Amsterdam

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  • Dagmar Heemskerk-Verbeek

    South East Asia & Pacific hub manager, Denpasar

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  • Joy Ghosh

    Programme & technical advisor, Denpasar

  • Aulia Rahman

    Consultant, Surabaya

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  • Isha Parihar

    Programme officer, Delhi

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  • Rajashi Mukherjee

    Monitoring & Evaluation specialist, Kolkata

  • Iván Perdomo

    Developer, Pamplona

  • Andrew Molo

    Project officer, Nairobi

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  • Emmanuel Mulo

    Developer, Barcelona

  • Winona Azure

    Akvopedia editor, Oregon

  • Marten Schoonman

    Services manager, Amsterdam

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  • Alvaro de Salvo

    Head of global marketing & communications, Amsterdam

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  • Jigmy Lama

    Programme officer, Kathmandu

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  • Charles Kimani

    Developer, Nairobi

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  • Greta Osinskaite

    Junior project controller, Amsterdam

  • Oriol Fitó

    DevOps engineer, Barcelona

  • Ethel Méndez Castillo

    Americas hub manager, Washington D.C.

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  • Deepak Menon

    South Asia hub manager, Bangalore

  • Lars Heemskerk

    Project manager, Bamako

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  • Abdoulaye Semdé

    Mali hub manager, Bamako

  • Jana Gombitova

    Product manager, Amsterdam

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  • Kiarii Ngua

    Interaction designer, Helsinki

  • Geert Soet

    Technical account manager, Ouagadougou

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  • Annabelle Poelert

    Project manager, Nairobi

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  • Christien Bosman

    Project manager, Amsterdam

  • Nikki Sloan

    Project officer, Perth

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  • Banzoumana Coulibaly

    Project manager, Bamako

  • Guneet Narula

    Technical officer, Delhi

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  • Cica Sumiasih

    Office manager, Denpasar

  • Machteld Galema

    Programme manager, Amsterdam

  • Ayan Biswas

    Programme manager, Vadodara

  • Werner Coombe

    Senior finance manager, Amsterdam

  • Maaike van der Velden

    Talent growth & HR manager, Amsterdam

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  • Ingrid Budil

    Office manager, Amsterdam

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  • Anita van der Laan

    Planning, monitoring, evaluation & learning (PMEL) specialist, Amsterdam

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  • Ima Puspita Sari

    Project manager, Denpasar

  • Samuel Thomas

    Developer, Delhi

  • Harro Riedstra

    Programme manager, Amsterdam

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  • Olivia Mary Nalweyiso

    Programme manager, Nairobi

  • Rabdo Abdoulaye

    Technical account manager, Ouagadougou

  • Anthony Gonzalez

    Product manager, Amsterdam

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  • Birama Sangaré

    Project officer, Bamako

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  • Wendemi Ilboudo

    Communications & administration officer, Ouagadougou

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  • Camille Clerx

    Project officer, Ouagadougou

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  • Puneeth Chaganti

    Developer, Bangalore

  • Andrei Rantev

    Junior business analyst, Amsterdam

  • Valeria Rogatchevskikh

    Developer, Barcelona

  • Karmath Subedi

    Project manager, Kathmandu

  • Emmanuel Diarra

    Programme manager, Bamako

  • Walter van Opzeeland

    East Africa hub manager, Nairobi

  • Modibo Traore

    Technical account manager, Bamako

  • Georgia Walker

    Marketing & communications executive, Amsterdam

  • Laura Tufis

    Marketing manager, Amsterdam

  • Arun Kumar Pratihast

    Data solutions expert, Amsterdam

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  • Carlos Diaz

    Programme manager, Bogotá

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  • Veerle van Loevezijn

    Project officer, Amsterdam

  • Daniel Lebrero

    Developer, Zaragoza

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  • Ilyasse Kabore

    Technical account manager, Ouagadougou

  • Andreas Jonsson

    Computer consultant, Skellefteå

  • Nischal Halery

    Developer, Bangalore

  • Frodo van Oostveen

    Akvo ambassador, Myanmar

  • Marja Oostwoud Wijdenes

    Office manager, Bamako

  • Eric Siegel

    Project officer, Bogotá

  • Deden Bangkit

    Technical services officer, Denpasar

  • Made Ratih Widiyanti

    Finance & operations assistant, Denpasar

  • Juan Antonio Ruz Velasco

    Developer, Sevilla

  • Finn Fitzsimons

    Developer, Sofia

  • Mert Blommestijn

    Project manager, Amsterdam