Team

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Gijsbert van Doorn held various Executive positions (CFO, CEO) in the financial services industry until early 2011. During a 25-year career in financial services at ENNIA (insurance, retail- and investment banking), AEGON (insurance), E-concern (renewable energy), KPMG (Audit) and other companies, he has held various senior management and leadership positions in general management, financial management, project management and business development. Lead merger & acquisition and other projects, with internal and external (international) professionals. Postings were in The Netherlands, UK, Taiwan, Curacao and Spain while work responsibilities involved a much broader range of countries in Europe and Asia, North and Central America and the Caribbean. Prior to his career in financial services and executive positions, Gijsbert is a Dutch Chartered Accountant (RA) by training.

Since 2011 he is active as an independent interim and restructuring manager, and has performed various engagements, such as:

 Manager Restructuring & Recovery Germany at SNS Property Finance in The Netherlands; restructuring and disposal of the real estate backed loan portfolio in Germany; May 2011 - January 2014

 (Interim) Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) Uberseequartier Beteiligung GmbH (commercial real estate development), Hamburg Germany on behalf of SNS Property Finance; March 2013 - January 2014

 CEO Amicorp Insurance

  Managing Director of AmiLife Insurance - Seychelles; Regulated Non-Domestic Life Insurance Company with focus on Single Premium Investment Linked products. Incorporation and licensing of Company and subsequently set up of operations (development of products, operational processes, ICT solution, staffing and training of global sales officers); January 2014 – June 2017

 Managing Director of Amicorp Insurance Company - Barbados; Captive Management Insurance Company, licensed under the Insurance Act and supervised by the Financial Services Commission, which enables to provide a wide range of top-quality captive insurance services; January 2014 – December 2015.


 Part-time CFO for Spinn Inc., an online platform for artisan coffee roasters with an extension into the consumers kitchen powered by innovative technology, Los Angeles, USA; February 2019 - present

In addition to executive and interim positions, Gijsbert van Doorn has experience in leading new initiatives (startups):

 Co-founder of Ecopower International – Curaçao Ecopower International is a privately-held development, principal investment, and advisory firm with a focus on renewable energy-related opportunities. www.ecopowerinternational.com

 Co-shareholder of Solar Proactive – Tynaarlo Solar Proactive is a developer of large-scale solar PV projects in the Netherlands and actively work with their partners to realize socially widely supported ground-mounted PV systems. https://www.solarproactive.nl/

Gijsbert is a resident of Curaçao and spends a substantial part of his time in Europe.