Bert van der Vaart
Co-Founder & CEO, SEAF
Bert van der Vaart is the Co-founder and CEO of SEAF, a leading emerging market private equity group and impact investor. SEAF was founded in 1989 and has managed 36 funds with more than USD 1 billion in committed capital; these funds have made over 400 investments and 300 exits. Bert is a recognized thought leader in the impact investment space and represents SEAF at various conferences and seminars. Bert holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a B.A. in Politics and Economics and an M.Phil in Economics from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Prior to SEAF, Bert was a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and an associate at Bain & Company.