Loïc De Cannière is Founder and Managing Partner of Incofin Investment Management (“Incofin IM”). In 2001, after a career in the private and public sector, he decided to dedicate himself to impact investments. He first turned around Incofin, a small Belgian microfinance fund. Then, in 2009, he founded Incofin IM and grew it into one of the larger impact investment fund management companies, with a strong focus on balancing financial and social returns. Today, Incofin IM manages combined total assets of more than USD 1 billion. Mr. De Cannière focused on developing pioneering impact investment funds, such as Rural Impulse Fund II and agRIF which invest in rural and agri-focused financial institutions and in the agricultural value chain. He launched Incofin IM’s “Fairtrade Access Fund,” providing finance to fairtrade-labelled producer organizations worldwide. In addition, under his leadership, Incofin IM obtained an advisory mandate for “Invest in Visions,” a large German retail microfinance fund. Mr. De Cannière attracted large private institutional investors, development finance institutions and HNWI to Incofin IM’s investor base, which familiarized him with investor’s expectations about impact investments. He developed Incofin IM into a company with more than 50 dedicated professionals and offices/representations in Belgium (Antwerp), Colombia (Bogota), India (Chennai), Kenya (Nairobi) and Cambodia (Phnom Penh). He created a successful technical assistance department within Incofin IM. The technical assistance department supported the efforts of multiple microfinance institutions to develop proper social performance management systems. Before he joined Incofin, Mr. De Cannière was responsible for structured finance at DEME Group, a Belgian marine engineering company. He structured the funding of large port and environmental projects in Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria, Qatar, India, Bangladesh and Taiwan. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff in the Belgian Government. He holds an master’s degree in economics from the University of Louvain (KU Leuven – Belgium) and a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie (München – Germany).