Ruurd Brouwer was appointed CEO of TCX in January 2015. Prior to joining TCX he held several senior management positions within FMO, amongst which Director Africa and Director Credit, chairing FMO’s Credit Committee. He started at FMO as Investment Officer Africa focused on Financial Institutions, Capital Markets and Infrastructure.
During his career, Ruurd served on the Board of Directors of Financial Institutions in Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mauretania and lastly as chair of the Supervisory Board of the Regional MSME Fund for SSA. He joined the investment committees of several Africa focused funds, amongst which Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund and Capital Alliance Private Equity, Nigeria.
Ruurd started his career in 1993 at the United Nations Protection Force followed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the private sector department.
Parallel to his professional career, Ruurd was lecturer International Finance at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Guest Lecturer at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He thoroughly enjoys teaching on Banking, Emerging Markets and Financial Instability. He publishes frequently on same topics. The challenge of TCX and therefor of Ruurd is to maximise investment flows to Africa in the right, African, currency.