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Education, Work, and Training

Jan van Schoonhoven is an experienced Senior Advisor on Infrastructure strategy development, innovative financing, capacity building and supporting project implementation.  His primary role is to develop a consistent and successful pipeline of investment-ready projects for donors, Multilateral Development Banks, and governments.

He contributed to the PPP development in the Netherlands as Director of the PPP Unit, worked for the Intergovernmental organisations, represented, and supported the Netherlands Government at the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, OECD, and G20 on Infrastructure related topics.

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2020- now


Jan van Schoonhoven joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London in August 2020. He is principal advisor at the EBRD Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIP). He supports technical assistance programs, capacity building initiatives, PPP's initiatives and provides infrastructure policy advice in the over 30 countries of the bank's operation.



He was Program Manager of PPP and Innovative Financing initiative of the Netherlands Government. The aim was to develop investment-ready projects supported by the Netherlands government in the Delta Countries. He worked for the Intergovernmental Water Centre (IWC) in The Hague, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), FMO (Foreign Investment Bank), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). He was heading the Taskforce Financing and director of the Netherlands Transaction Advisory Services, support the Netherlands diplomatic Missions worldwide on advising on Infrastructure and financing.

In addition, he represented and supported the Netherlands Government at the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, OECD, and G20 on Infrastructure related topics



Jan was seconded to the United Nations in Genève as Executive Director of the International PPP Centre of Excellence of the United Nations. The centre closely works with the Multilateral Banks (World Bank, EBRD, ADB) and OECD. Based as a diplomat in Geneva, He supported the Sustainable Development Goals' discussions at several UN organisations, like the UNCTAD and WHO and the WTO.



Before the UN, Jan van Schoonhoven was director of the Netherlands PPP Unit and transformed the PPP environment of the Netherlands from 2 projects (2006) to 20 projects and almost 20 Billion Euro in 2012. High-speed Rail, the second-largest Locks in the World and the second Port of Rotterdam are international know projects.

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