Karel Nierop has been appointed as Head of Product Development at Triodos Investment Management as per 1 November 2021. In this role he will steer Triodos Investment Management’s strategic product development agenda and will be responsible for the initiation and development of new investment funds, across Triodos Investment Management’s strategic impact investing themes.

Karel joined Triodos Investment Management in 2012 as an Investment Officer, working for Triodos Investment Management’s inclusive finance funds. In 2015, he became Fund Manager of Hivos-Triodos Fund, a joint initiative of Triodos Bank and Hivos Foundation, established in 1994 and one of the first global movers in financial inclusion investments. Karel led the repositioning of the fund towards direct investing in enterprises active in sustainable agriculture and renewable energy in emerging markets.   

Prior to joining Triodos Investment Management, Karel worked at among others Rabobank and Clean Energy Development Bank in Nepal.