Damien Vander Heyden

the Global Coordinator in the Renewable Energy department of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

Damien Vander Heyden is an expert in private sector development with 20 years’ work experience in Latin America and Africa. He focused on the development of sustainable businesses between private companies and low income communities within a broader strategy to increase economic impact and foster social change. He currently serves as the Global Coordinator in the Renewable Energy department of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). He brings technical, business and knowledge support to SNV’s Renewable Energy teams in 25 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia to promote sustainable energy markets in the off-grid lighting and clean cooking sectors.