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Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department

Meike van Ginneken

Meike van Ginneken is the Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD.

Prior to joining IFAD in October 2020, van Ginneken was Chief Executive Officer of the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, a leading development organisation with 1,400 specialized staff working on agriculture, energy and water in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Previously, she held various leadership positions in the water, agriculture and energy sectors during sixteen years at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and in field offices. Among others she managed the World Bank’s South Asia water programme of over US$5 billion and the World Bank’s US$4 billion energy programme in West and Central Africa.

She holds an MSc in change management from HEC Paris Business School in France and an MSc in water management from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.