Henri van Eeghen

Henri van Eeghen

Senior director
Mercy Corps

After working abroad for more than twenty years on three continents, Henri van Eeghen became CEO of the Van Eeghen Group in 2004, the oldest still family run business in The Netherlands (established in 1662) - an international producer and distributor of food ingredients.

Up to the end of 2015 he has been COO of The Netherlands' largest NGO, Cordaid. In that period he helped transform the organisation into a social enterprise. Social impact combined with strong financial sustainability and including the establishment of an investment fund are cornerstones.

Today Henri works for Mercy Corps. Specific responsibilities entail representing Mercy Corps at key fora and to high level government, civil society and private sector stakeholders, raising both the organisation’s profile and ability to influence on issues around fragile states, private sector partnerships and economic development. He also spearheads the expansion of partnerships with select strategic donors (including the private sector). Finally Henri helps develop a strategy to secure new, non-traditional funding streams, which may include establishing a for profit entity, a joint venture or social enterprise.

Henri is board member of The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development. He presently sits on the board of three foundations and two companies and also sits on the steering group led by PWC & the Dutch Accounting Association on the Introduction of Integrated Reporting. Henri van Eeghen currently advises a microfinance organisation.  

Mercy Corps' Social Venture Fund 2017 report

Twitter: @henrivaneeghen