Anna-Marthe Sessink

Operations manager, Akvo SEAP

Anna-Marthe is a regional operations manager in Akvo’s Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEAP) hub where she sets up and oversees operational and financial processes. In addition, she manages projects and provides back-up to training activities if needed. Anna-Marthe initially joined the SEAP hub as part of the Young Expert Program for Water (YEP Water). Prior to this, Anna-Marthe was based in Akvo’s Amsterdam hub where she helped the partnership and development teams understand how partners are using Akvo tools, and provided technical consultancy support. Before joining Akvo, Anna-Marthe held an internship in marketing and communications at Rabobank. 

Anna-Marthe has an MSc in Strategic Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. During the course of her studies, she has worked on research projects on the potential of social media within Dutch aid and development organisations and conducted field research in Kenya to develop a business plan for a secondary school for underprivileged girls in Kenya. She has also participated in Business Administration exchange programmes in Canada, Thailand, and Israel. Her master thesis was on the influence of social innovations on international joint venture success in different institutional contexts. Anna-Marthe operates from Akvo’s regional office in Singapore and spends a lot of time in Indonesia. Follow her @annamarthe.