FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank

Since 1970, we have been a driving force behind investments empowering local entrepreneurs in emerging markets. We believe in a world in which, in 2050, more than 9 billion people live well and within the means of the planet’s resources.

We invest with the aim of enhancing local prosperity in emerging markets. And take risks that the commercial banking sector is not willing to take. We focus on the private sector in the following industries: agribusiness, food & water, energy and financial institutions. Through our investments in these industries we empower entrepreneurs to build a better world.

Our role extends beyond financing, as we challenge and support businesses to meet international environmental, social and governance standards. These businesses, in turn, support job creation, reduce inequality and contribute to climate action. Our strategy is to be the preferred partner to invest in local prosperity.

FMO has its head office in The Hague, the Netherlands, with local offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya. We also have a representative office registered in Singapore.

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