Floor Overbeeke works as the Country Director for TechnoServe in Kenya as well as the Blue Economy lead for the Western Indian Ocean. She was the lead author on the Blue Entrepreneurship report for Kenya and is currently leading the research on the Blue Economy opportunities study for the Government of Zanzibar.
Floor was born and raised in Africa and brings more than 15 years of experience in international development and the private sector and has strong experience in both agricultural development and entrepreneurship. She launched her career as a diplomat for the Kingdom of the Netherlands working in Afghanistan and Burundi and has managed development programs for the past 13 years. In her last role, Floor worked as the International Program and Advocacy Director for Oxfam in Belgium. She has experience working as a Country Representative for both Oxfam in Mozambique and All Across Africa in Burundi.
In addition, Floor brings deep finance/investment experience, having worked in Private Equity in France and Brazil. She set up multiple successful companies and worked for the Senior Agriculture advisor for Apollo Management.
Floor graduated with honours and holds a Master’s in Business Administration.