Oscar Geerts

Areas of expertise: Market Systems Development, Value Chain Analysis & Development, Inclusive Rural Finance
Office: The Netherlands

“I aim to support people in developing countries improve their lives by bringing business solutions to development situations. With my hands-on mentality, results-oriented working style, and critical thinking, I am an advisor and sparring partner for development practitioners and people in developing countries, helping them achieve their professional and personal goals.”

Oscar has over 10 years’ experience in the development context, of which 9.5 years were spent in Ethiopia. He is currently based in the Netherlands. He has implemented projects at grassroots level, advised development organizations, and managed development projects. He has worked on market systems development projects and agricultural value chains, provided business development support to SMEs, and worked on access to finance for smallholder farmers and enterprises. In recent years, he managed a resilience building project, coordinated studies on value chains and access to finance, evaluated development projects, advised on program design, and trained and coached development practitioners on the MSD approach.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

All areas of expertise

  • Market Systems Development
  • Value chain analysis & development
  • Inclusive Rural Finance
  • Business development
  • Program & project management
  • Entrepreneurship