ACEF Speaker 2021

Robert W. van Zwieten

Managing Director Asia-Pacific,
Convergence Blended Finance

Robert W. van Zwieten, based in Manila, Philippines, has three decades of experience spanning both global finance and sustainable development. He is currently the Managing Director Asia-Pacific for Convergence, the global network for blended finance; a Member of the Advisory Group on Investments at UNOPS S3i; and a pro bono Ambassador for the World Benchmarking Alliance. He founded and led The Serendra Group LLC, a boutique emerging markets advisory firm, and was the President and CEO of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Private Sector Capital Markets Division at ADB, following a global career in senior leadership positions at firms such as ABN AMRO Bank, General Electric, Lehman Brothers and Singapore Exchange.


  • Session 2.2 Combining Stimulus Recovery with Green Energy Transition