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Luuk Hackeng

Luuk Hackeng

YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 24

Young Expert at MDF Training and Consultancy B.V. - Ghana

First position after YEP

Trainee at Vattenfall, Netherlandsd

YEP Role

MDF and its worldwide offices are specialised in capacity-building and monitoring & evaluation projects. The West-African office wants to expand its offerings more into the direction of private sector development, which entails providing follow-up financing and in-house business support for promising entrepreneurs coming out of our capacity-building programmes.

My role will be to construct our portfolio of companies and their (financing) needs, design a commercially-viable structure for an investment fund/venture studio, and realise the further extension of MDF services for entrepreneurs (bridging the gap to private equity investments in a later stage, f.i.)



With skills in Business Development, Team leadership, Project Management, and Financial Analysis I hope to help many entrepreneurs get the support they need to build out their business. The commercial aspect in this matter is crucial to me, as I think precisely that is what makes it self-sustaining and competitive. Working in Ghana will require new skills to be developed for me as well, such as flexibility and cultural awareness.



  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Education:
    • BSc Economics and Tax, Erasmus School of Economics.
    • MSc CEMS/International Management, UCL Louvain / HEC Paris.
    • BSc International Business Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Experience before YEP

  • Business Analyst at Solar Capital
  • Private Equity & M&A Tax at PwC
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Organisation: MDF Training and Consultancy B.V.
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