Paul Van Aalst

Founder & Director, Tjasker Management
Panellist THINK TANK 3: Ocean Mariculture and Logistics (Day 2)

Paul van Aalst is a seasoned professional in investing in sustainable development, including emerging markets. He has been engaged in investing in clean energy, recycling and sustainable agriculture, and was the lead developer of the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), a EUR 110 mln fund managed by the European Investment Bank, targeting emerging markets.

He is now advising on the development and implementation of investment funds that target to finance innovative business models, mostly around sustainable development.

For the World Bank, he is currently assisting in developing the Ghana Climate Venture Facility, a fund providing early-stage capital to innovative companies in agriculture, clean energy and forestry.

Paul currently also leads the RECP Finance Catalyst team, which assists renewable energy projects in Africa with financial structuring, transaction advice and connects project developers and financiers.

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