Mr Hanco Halbertsma is strategy advisor to banks, finance companies and micro finance institutions in emerging markets and to (potential) investors in financial institutions. For 20+ years he worked on many projects as an expert in retail and business banking, micro finance, SME finance, credit risk management, corporate governance and receivable finance.
As Chairperson of First Finance Hanco is supporting the company in areas such as strategy, funding, credit risk management, financial management and capacity building.
Previous experience in Cambodia included a 6-year Board Directorship at PRASAC MFI, the country’s largest microfinance company. Currently he is a Board Director of Caspian Impact Investments Private Limited (CII), a successful and fast growing SME Finance Company in India.
Hanco is founder of Priority Project Limited (PPL), a specialist financial-sector consulting group with a focus on strategic and operational advice to financial services companies and investors in Asia. This followed a 16-year career at ING Group of which nearly 8 years with ING-IGA, an emerging market consulting group.
Hanco is based in Hong Kong and holds a master degree in Business Administration.