Marianne Schoemaker is an experienced banker with a strong focus on connecting and growing people, teams and businesses. In April 2017 she was appointed Managing Director at Rabo Partnerships B.V. a legal entity within Rabobank Group focussed on partnerships with a mission to further financial inclusion in developing countries and outreach to rural environments. The activities comprise investments and advisory services to financial institutions and development of food & agribusiness value chains in emerging countries in Latin America, Africa and South East Asia. Alliances and networks that support this mission are actively explored.
Marianne started her carrier with Rabobank in 1993 within the Food & Agribusiness Research Department and fulfilled various positions in front-office, risk, HR and research departments. She worked as a product professional in Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Banking, Leveraged Finance, Global Learning and Talent Development. She led teams in Credit Risk Management, HR Talent Development and was Regional Head Agribusiness Research for Africa and Europe from 2014 to April 2017. She holds a Board position at BoPInc. a social enterprise that support start-ups, SMEs and multinationals in creating commercially and socially viable business models and activities that include the people in the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) as consumers, producers and entrepreneurs.
Marianne graduated as an agricultural economist at Wageningen University & Research with a focus on Consumer & Marketing Research and Development Economics.