Ralph Jansen

Ralph Jansen is an Investment Manager in DOB Equity and based in the Netherlands. Since Ralph joined the team in 2014, he has successfully worked on various investments and turn arounds and contributed his strong experience in corporate finance to strengthen the growth of DOB’s portfolio companies. In addition, he is a hands-on sparring partner to senior management and serves as a board member of various portfolio companies.

Before joining DOB Equity in 2014, Ralph was a senior advisor at Dutch firm Boer & Croon corporate finance for 8 years, where he gained substantial finance and strategy experience in a variety of sectors in the Northern European region. With an interest in emerging markets, the growth opportunities there as well as the possibility of adding value to the lives of low income communities, Ralph decided to shift his career to impact investing.  

Ralph holds a M.Sc. in Business administration with specialization in finance and investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He studied at the Coppead Business School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds a bachelor in mechanical engineering from Utrecht. His executive education focused on finance, strategy and negotiations with Amsterdam Institute of Finance (Netherlands), INSEAD (France) and London Business School (UK).

Ralph is passionate about unlocking value potential in people and companies, particularly in the dynamic and rapid changing private sector emerging market context. Raised in a family with SME activities, he gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges entrepreneurs face. Ralph is married and has a daughter and a son.

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