Akvo operates on a not-for-profit, not-for-loss basis. It develops and operates its products under a unified service brand but comprises a number of distinct organisational entities. We have established legal entities in a number of countries in which we work. These are adapted to the local legal and regulatory frameworks in place and are appropriate to our values and mission.

Akvo is an international organisation with foundations registered in the Netherlands, Kenya and the United States (section 501(c)(3)) and representative offices in Singapore and Indonesia.

The Netherlands organisation is responsible for strategic direction, global partnerships and operating our online and mobile services. The United States, Kenya and Singapore organisations are responsible for the direction of regional strategies, business development, partnerships, operations and fundraising.

Foundations

The Akvo Foundation (or Stichting Akvo, in Dutch) is headquartered in Amsterdam. Here, we provide a strategic direction for the Akvo network, as well as managing our global partnerships. The intellectual property rights of our open source products are held with the Akvo Foundation and it also operates our online and mobile services.

  • Rob de Vos

    Board member

  • Ingrid Plag

    Board member

  • Jeroen van der Sommen

    Director

  • Aalt Leusink

    Chair of the board

  • Paul Ciandrini

    Board member

  • Peter van der Linde

    Co-founder and regional director

  • Ethel Méndez Castillo

    Manager, Akvo Foundation USA

  • Walter van Opzeeland

    Manager, East Africa hub

  • Kathelyne van den Berg

    Chief financial officer

  • Mark Nitzberg

    Executive director

  • Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

    Co-founder and co-director

  • Becky Straw

    Board member

  • Paul Ciandrini

    Board member

  • Dagmar Heemskerk-Verbeek

    Manager, Akvo Limited Singapore

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