Pieter’s professional background is in accountancy and finance. He held various top-level finance functions in projects, manufacturing and IT companies. In 2004, he switched to the social investment and venture philanthropy sector to build the service organization of a family foundation. This ultimate built the basis for Shaerpa, the fund management company behind SI² Fund. His decision to switch resulted from his ambition to make societal impact a
significant part of his professional life. Pieter served on the Board of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) the last 3 years as the Chair. He is actively pursuing to further professionalize social investing in the European arena. Pieter is also a member of the board of directors of Social Value International, nurturing and promoting the use of a systematic approach to social value accounting.
Pieter Oostlander’s professional background is in accounting and finance. He held various top-level finance functions in international companies before he switched to the social investment and venture philanthropy sector in 2004. Up until 2011, Pieter was director of the Noaber foundation. This is where he built the foundations of Shaerpa, a consulting and fund management agency, which currently manages the impact investment fund SI2 fund. For ten years he has been a member of the Board of Directors of EVPA (European Venture Philanthropy Association), three of which as chairman.
SI² according to Pieter: “Sooner or later you realize it is about Return on Lifetime rather than Return on Investment.”