Pymwymic team

Katrin Ley

Managing Partner

Katrin has more than 18 years of international experience in management and social intrapreneurship. Prior to joining Pymwymic, she was Managing Director within the adidas Group and a Principal within the Boston Consulting Group – with a focus on private equity, consumer goods and technology. Katrin is named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is also the founding curator of the Amsterdam Global Shapers Hub.

Maarten van Dam

Managing Partner

Maarten is an investor and a business strategist.  Maarten has invested in and built shareholder value into a number of companies in Europe, Central Europe, and Africa.  He has experience with agriculture, food, SMEs, and providing capacity building and services to growing companies.  Additionally, he sits on the Board of a 200-year old farming co-op in the province of Zeeland.

Rogier Pieterse

Managing Partner - Investments

Rogier Pieterse is an investment professional with > 13 years experience in evaluating, negotiating, structuring investments (equity and debt) and creating shareholder value; mainly in renewable energy and technology on a worldwide scale. Previously CEO of Transmark Group, Founder/MD of Green Giraffe Investment Management, Investment Manager Ampere Fund/Triodos and Investment Banker at NIBC. Holds M.Sc. in Economics from University of Amsterdam.

Frank van Beuningen


Frank is founder of Pymwymic, the “Put Your Money Where Your Meaning is Community” of European wealth holders who invest in impact. Since 1994, Pymwymic has helped to bring hundreds of family investors towards impact, and as a community helped to fund 50+ companies. He is an investor in multiple impact companies, and with a long track record, has a rare 12 successful exits (and some not so successful as well). In addition to founding Pymwymic, Frank created the ‘Money Meets Ideas’ seed funding platform; is founding member of SVN-Europe; long-term member of Investor’s Circle; serves on several international boards; and continues to Put His Money Where His Mouth Is, as investor and advisor in multiple impact enterprises.

Margaret McGovern


Margaret is an entrepreneur turned investor, and joined Pymwymic in 2007, helping bring the community to scale by launching the annual conference in 2011. Margaret came from family business, and has a special appreciation for how impact can create values conversations across generations; she also supports the growth and mobilization of women investing for good. Margaret is previous owner of several media companies; a founding member of Women Effects Investments; a founding member of Slow Money (for Slow Food), and early investor in the global Hub social innovation network.

Julia Chapman

Events & Community

Julia has been with Pymwymic since 2010, and this year, produces the conference. She leads on Pymwymic events, our online presence and marketing. With a background in information law, Julia also supports on management strategy and business infrastructure.

Vincent Bogaart

Pipeline & Partnerships

Vincent is a new impact investor with a particular passion for healthy food systems. After a 12-year career in the chemicals industry, Vincent could no longer align his values with the work, and committed to sustainability. He joined Pymwymic in 2013, and assists in both pipeline & partnerships.

Marijke van Bodengraven

Events Logistics

Marijke is a part-time team member who steps in superbly to help us with events. With a background in national and international corporations, an MBA, a professional mediator and formerly a Governmental Expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she is Pymwymic’s contact with the Dutch minister & governments.

marijke van bodengraven
Wouter de Jong

Office & Events

Wouter is a translator and techie. New to Pymwymic, Wouter worked across book and print auctions, farming, and translation services before moving to Findhorn in Scotland to explore & live the intentional community’s values of community building, integrity and open communication. Now back in The Netherlands, he is happy to apply & build all these skills within Pymwymic.

Thomas Gallas

Pipeline & Portfolio

Thomas holds a B.Sc. in Economics from AUC and a M.Sc. in Energy Studies from VU-University. Before joining Pymwymic, Thomas worked at two cleantech startups and at the sustainability desk of Robeco, where he acquainted himself with the themes relevant to the work of Pymwymic.

Thomas Gallas
Steven Luna

Pipeline & Portfolio

Steven joins the Pymwymic team as a junior investment analyst. He is an MBA graduate with honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and has consulted on projects for NGOs and local governments. Steven has a background in film production.