Frodo van Oostveen

CEO World Waternet

Frodo van Oostveen is CEO at World Waternet. His ambition is to connect ideas, people, initiatives and businesses to develop concrete solutions for sustainable water management around the globe.

Frodo has always been fascinated by water. As a child he was often found in or around the water. But his passion for water really emerged in 2005, when he started working for the Volvo Ocean Race, a yacht race around the world. During this time, he worked and lived in various global cities, all connected to the sea. There he immediately experienced the importance of a good water supply and the crucial role that water plays in the social and economic development of a city.

Frodo has a broad experience in sustainable business development in the international water sector. He worked and lived for five years in Singapore and Myanmar and co-founded The Water Agency, an organisation that runs water hubs in Asia Pacific to unite organisations in tackling the region's most pressing water challenges.

He was the Chairman of the Singapore Netherlands Water House, a platform for networking, communication and cooperation amongst the Dutch water sector in Singapore. Prior to that, Frodo was responsible for multi-stakeholder partnerships focused on the effective monitoring of agriculture and water, sanitation & hygiene programs in Africa and South East Asia at Furthermore, he founded the social enterprise Crazy About Water, dedicated to empowering people who are passionate, curious and eager to learn about water.

Frodo also worked on strengthening Public-Private water partnerships in Asia as Regional Manager for the Netherlands Water Partnership. He has an MBA from Radboud University Nijmegen and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Commercial Economics from Tilburg University. In addition, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Tri-Sector Collaboration from the Singapore Management University.

With World Waternet, he aims to build a sustainable project portfolio, through new complementary partnerships, innovative financing and more online education & engagement. With World Waternet as an unique and circular collaboration platform, Frodo strives to unlock the right expertise and knowledge and get the most out of water!

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