Ton Nijensteen

Senior Investment Officer

With FMO for over 25 years: global experience in project finance, corporate lending, banking, leasing and private equity investments in emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa. Currently working in FMO’s Energy Department.


Extensive and in-depth knowledge of emerging markets

Comprehensive and proven transaction structuring skills in project and corporate finance and with mezzanine-type transactions

Contributed to numerous project finance transactions (infrastructure and energy incl. renewables like hydro, wind, PV solar, off-grid and biomass) and related mezzanine-type transactions.

Was/is member of (advisory) board/committee of (private equity / mezzanine) funds and at board of directors in FMO’s investee companies



FMO: Active in FMO’s Departments: (i) since 2009: Energy/LATAM & Caribbean region, (ii) 2007-2008: Central America, (iii) 2000-2006: Eastern Europe, (iv) 1994-2000: South America and (v) 1990-1994: North and West Africa.

Previous positions: 1981-1990:

(i) MSM: International Business School/MBA. Senior Lecturer and Consultant: Corporate & Project Finance and SME-Development in emerging markets

(ii) International Trade Centre (WTO/UNCTAD): East and West Africa. Import- and export development, management and finance

(iii) Rabobank: Marketing research & financial products development.


State University of Groningen/The Netherlands: Faculty of Economics: (1980) Master in corporate finance, marketing & marketing research and development economics