The Board of the Foundation Rural Energy Services is very pleased to announce that, as per June 1st, Ido Verhagen has been appointed as Managing Director of FRES. In this role, Ido will lead the activities of FRES in The Netherlands and will oversee the operations in the four operating companies in Guinee Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso and Uganda. He will furthermore take the lead on the growth of the FRES network in Africa in the years to come.

Ido was previously the Lead Food & Agriculture Benchmark with the World Benchmarking Alliance and was the  Executive Director of the Access to Seeds Foundation. Prior to this, he worked for more than 10 years with Boer & Croon Consulting.