Iris van der Velden

Global Director Learning and Innovation

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

+31 (0) 6 1481 1394

Iris is Director of Learning & Innovation at IDH. Prior to this role she worked for three years as the Senior Manager creating impact in Smallholder Inclusion. She focused on topics like access to and innovative finance for smallholders and making services for smallholders more sustainable, effective and efficient. Her current position promotes learnings and innovation across all IDH commodities and geographies.

Before joining IDH, Iris was the Asian portfolio manager of Rabobank Foundation for 8 years. She managed a team in the Netherlands, India and Indonesia. The portfolio contained around 140 projects with an annual budget of EUR 8 – 9 million. Iris worked with a number of corporate clients of Rabobank to make their supply chains more sustainable.