At a glance

FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank

Since 1970 we have been a driving force behind investments empowering local entrepreneurs in emerging markets. We believe in a world in which, in 2050, more than 9 billion people live well and within the means of the planet’s resources.

We invest with the aim of enhancing local prosperity in emerging markets. We focus on the private sector in the following three industries: Energy, Financial Institutions and Agribusiness, Food & Water. In these markets we empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. We take risks that the commercial banking sector is not willing to take.

Our role extends beyond financing, as we challenge businesses to meet international environmental, social and governance standards. These businesses in turn create jobs, reduce inequality and improve our climate. Our strategy is to be your preferred partner to invest in local prosperity.

FMO has its head office in The Hague, the Netherlands, with local offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.