Meike van Ginneken
Meike van Ginneken is the Chief Executive Officer of SNV, a leading development organisation based in the Netherlands. She is passionate about fighting poverty. During a 20-plus year career spanning five continents, she has helped large numbers of people gain access to energy, water and sanitation services. Having lived in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Israel, Sudan and Tanzania, she has a deep appreciation for smart development solutions. Previously she held various leadership positions during her 16 years at the World Bank, including leading its energy program in West- and Central Africa from 2012 to 2016. Earlier she worked for the Global Water Partnership and Doctors Without Borders. She has a record of building multi-stakeholder alliances and driving operational excellence. She holds Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering (from Delft University, The Netherlands) and Change Management (from HEC Business School in Paris, France).