René Verberk (Senior Consultant): subject Value Chain Financing / Leasing
The expert assigned to this training module is René Verberk. René (57) is an experienced agri banker, ex-team manager and director of the agri finance department of some of Rabobank’s largest local branches. He holds a university degree in agricultural economy and business science.
Before René joined Rabobank 16 years ago, he worked as manager and director at several agricultural input cooperatives and processing cooperatives (meat and feed) in several European countries.
Currently, René is Senior Consultant for RIAS specialized in the organization of agri finance departments at banks in developing and emerging countries. He is also is an experienced agri credit trainer having done training projects for banks in a number of countries in Africa, Asia and South America. He has worked with several donor funded projects in different countries in Africa that support and build capacities of cooperatives, processors and banks with a focus on agri financing.
Rene also is connected to a business school and a university as a lecturer in agri finance and finance advanced.