Jacco Smit

Jacco Smit


 

Jacco Smit

Jacco Smit is a Dutch resident, living in Amsterdam. After gaining a master’s degree in economics at the University of Amsterdam, he worked for over twenty years in private sector finance in various countries. He is currently an independent advisor to the maritime industry with a focus on strategy, finance and restructuring.  

He served as treasurer on the board of Amnesty International Netherlands and on it’s international board in London, with a focus on improving the planning & control cycle, transition management, and strengthening Amnesty’s financial position. He was project leader for ‘transparency & accountability’ in the partnership with the World Food Program in Rome.
 
Jacco lived for about eight years in Brazil where he actively supported a local human rights organisation in the communities of Rio de Janeiro, supported the set up of the local presence of Amnesty International, and published several books and articles on Brazil.