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Jean-Marc Debricon

Founder, Green Shoots Foundation
General Manager, Alterfin
France, UK and Belgium

Jean-Marc Debricon has been involved in a number of non-profit organizations active in the developing world. Since 2015, he is the General Manager of Alterfin Cvba, a Belgium-based financial cooperative supporting sustainable development through microfinance, sustainable agriculture and other environmental impacting investments. Alterfin is active in 37 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America and in the course of 2017 disbursed approx. EUR50 millions benefiting just under 120,000 families.

In 2010, he founded Green Shoots Foundation, a charity registered in the UK and the US and implementing sustainable development programs in Asia and Africa. In 2011, he co-founded Children of the Mekong, the UK branch of “Enfants du Mekong” a French NGO supporting children and poor communities across Southeast Asia. He was a trustee of the Research, Education, Direction (RED) Foundation, a UK charity providing long term medical assistance and training for medical staff treating AIDS patients in Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, he was an investment banker for 16 years. From 1993 to 2001, he was a Funding Officer and Portfolio Manager for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

From 2001 to 2009, he served as a Managing Director in the global financial markets division of Rabobank International. At Rabobank, he was European Head for Equity and Fund Derivatives, responsible for a portfolio in excess of €5 billion, a budget of €100 million and a team of 40 people.

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