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David Milne

David Milne

Young Expert at Hypoport B.V. - South Africa
YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 23

YEP Role

As a business development analyst at Hypoport, my main responsibility is to further the development and roll-out of the MyFitTest software – a tool for risk management and reporting for companies in the Solar PayGo and agri-finance sectors. The tool aims to lower the barriers to access to finance and support energy access development.

On a day-to-day basis, I am involved with liaising with the software development team, project management, market analysis, and outreach. I also support Hypoport in Africa on the project finance side.


-        Project management

-        Renewable energy

-        Data analysis

-        Business development and networking


  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    • BSc Geology – Utrecht University
    • MSc Energy Science – Utrecht University
      • Thesis on barriers to private sector investment in energy access in SSA

Experience before YEP

February 2020 – April 2021: Junior researcher, Clingendael International Energy Programme

March 2019 – September 2019: Research intern, Shell New Energies

October 2018 – March 2019: Internship, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Organisation: Hypoport B.V.
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