Stefan is the manager of Akvo’s Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEAP) hub. Based in Australia, he supports the management of Akvo’s programmes in the region, overseeing existing partnerships and facilitating our engagement with new partners and sectors. He is also responsible for coordinating with Amsterdam and connecting Akvo’s SEAP operations with other hubs around the world.

Stefan first joined Akvo in 2011 and took up a full-time role in 2014, helping to establish our hub in SE Asia and the Pacific. Prior to this, Stefan worked across government, academia and the NGO sector in environmental policy, sustainability, public health and impact assessment.

Stefan holds a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra and has completed the Fenner School of Environment & Society Honours Program in Human Ecology. He has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom and as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in Cambodia.

Stefan is a keen photographer and loves being outdoors. Follow him on instagram ‪@Stefangk_.