Peter is a co-founder of Akvo and has directed partner relationships since autumn 2006. Combining considerable field experience with a large contact network, he is a ‘connector’ between governmental organisations, corporates, NGOs and knowledge institutes. 

Peter leads Akvo’s funding and implementation deals with international development institutions, banks, companies, implementation NGOs and other investors. He ensures that Akvo’s first tools meet the needs of our initial investor and implementation NGO partners. 

Previously a programme manager at the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), he combines technical knowledge of water management with the ability to mobilise an extensive, high level network of water and sanitation changemakers across the world. Hehas an MSc in integrated water management and disaster studies from Wageningen University. Follow Peter on Twitter @petervdl.