Mr. Ewoud Derksen is a Director of One Thousand & One Voices. Mr Derksen joined One Thousand & One Voices in 2016 and is responsible for deal origination, negotiation and execution and leads One Thousand & One Voices’ team in South Africa. While at One Thousand & One Voices, Mr Derksen has been involved with the structuring and execution of all new deals since he joined and assisted with managing and diversifying the current investment portfolio. Mr Derksen serves on the Board of multiple portfolio companies for One Thousand & One Voices.
Mr. Derksen’s career began in bulge bracket international investment banking where he spent close to a decade at Deutsche Bank AG in Johannesburg, London and New York, where he was responsible for the Metals & Mining practice and did multiple deals (including several cross-border transactions) in the Metals & Mining, Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Industrial industries.
Mr Derksen is a graduate of the Stellenbosch University of the Witwatersrand, where he completed a degree in Commerce, majoring in Mathematics and Statistics. Mr Derksen also holds a Higher Diploma in Tax Law (cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg, A certificate of Business Excellence (Short form MBA) from Colombia University Business School and is a qualified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).