Pieter Oostlander’s professional background is in accountancy and finance. He held various top-level finance functions in several international companies. In 2004, he switched to the social investment and venture philanthropy sector, driven by the aspiration to make societal impact a significant part of his professional life. He became director of the Noaber foundation and co-built the foundations of Shaerpa, a consulting and fund management agency. As a founder of Shaerpa and fund manager of SI2 Fund, Pieter Oostlander is continuously working on what he himself calls “the marriage between the business approach and charitable goals”. He was a member of the Board of Directors of EVPA for ten years, three of which as chairman. Pieter is also on the Board of Directors of Social Value International, an international network that promotes the use of a systematic approach to social value accounting.