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Allard van der Horst

Investment Manager NOM

Customer focus, results-oriented, team player

These qualities suit me well and fortunately I can often apply them in my position of Investment Manager at NOM. After studying Law in Groningen, I started working in banking. First in Rotterdam and after five years back in Groningen. I worked at ING Bank and at Rabobank. Always in business lending and especially in the Northern Netherlands. Both for the SME segment and the large business segment.

In 2017, I made the conscious decision to move to a regional development company where there is more room for providing tailored assistance to innovative entrepreneurs. I work in the Investment department where we can assist both start-up companies and the more "mature" companies with a start-up or growth investment. We work in sector teams where I am Investment Manager in the Hightech Systems & Materials / Manufacturing Industry team and in the Water Technology team.

I am also the Investment Manager for the Netherlands Enabling Watertechnology Fund (NEWF), a national fund that focuses on knowledge start-ups in the field of water technology and has a slightly higher risk profile than the NOM fund. Helping (young) entrepreneurs further develop their innovative ideas gives me a lot of energy. NOM has many products for this purpose that I would like to use myself or together with my colleagues as optimally as possible. Feel free to contact me for further sparring.

When I am not working for NOM, I try to spend my free time doing a lot of sports. A big hobby here is our sailing boat with which we can regularly be found on the Paterswoldse lake.