Pieter’s professional background is in accountancy and finance. He had 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 was the basis for shaerpa, the fund management company behind SI². The 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.
SI² according to Pieter: “Sooner or later you realize it is about Return on Lifetime rather than Return on Investment.”