Frodo van Oostveen

Akvo ambassador, Myanmar

Frodo is based in Singapore. In recent years he helped to establish Akvo’s partnerships in South East Asia focusing on Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Frodo joined Akvo in 2012, with extensive experience in marketing, business development, public affairs and communications. He worked at ABN AMRO Bank for eight years in a range of roles. He was PR and marketing manager for Team ABN AMRO in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 and 2006, and was a business manager in ABN AMRO’s global public affairs team, working on climate change and water themes. He incubated several ventures, focused on sport and mobility for ABN AMRO’s Incubator Innovation Programme. In 2010 he joined the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) as senior program manager, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, focused on Public Private Partnerships and developing “Water2020”, a strategic vision for the Dutch water sector. Frodo worked for six months at the Football for Water programme, on fundraising and partnership strategy.

Frodo now runs a water innovation consultancy called Crazy About Water. He has an MBA from Radboud University Nijmegen. His bachelors degree is in Marketing and Commercial Economics from Tilburg University, where he majored in sports marketing and management. In 2008 Frodo was nominated and selected as “Young Professional of the Year” in the Netherlands (Volkskrant). Follow Frodo on Twitter @frodo1977.