An entrepreneurial business strategist and fundraising expert, Femke Smeets brings over 15 years of experience in public-private partnerships and impact investments. Most recently, Femke was Head of Business Development at PharmAccess, a group of nonprofit organizations working in health financing and digital health in lower- and middle-income countries.
Femke’s expertise in health investments led her to advise many international development banks on healthcare infrastructure projects. At the Medical Credit Fund, which provides loans and management support to health Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa, she developed a portfolio of local partners and set up healthcare-education programs in collaboration with African business schools.
Prior to the health sector, Femke worked in public administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, and in business development in the water management space. She holds degrees in business administration and international relations and has recently graduated from an executive leadership and business program at INSEAD in France.