committed and experienced

We are a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds. We have in-house operational, technical and financial expertise to evaluate investment propositions and commit our resources to each of our portfolio companies. Our team is focused on identifying and creating growth opportunities where we believe we can make a real impact. We are open minded, curious and always focused on helping teams to grow their business, whilst keeping stakeholders’ interests in mind and without losing sight of our mission.

Let’s introduce ourselves

Lex Roukens | Partner

Lex brings over 30 years of experience and skill in business development, investments and corporate finance across various sectors including renewable energy and telecommunications. He fulfilled various senior management, management board and supervisory board positions and has lead teams in Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Europe. Lex joined YARD ENERGY as CFO in 2015 and was appointed CEO in 2019.

Martin Oldenbeuving | Partner

Martin has over 25 years of experience in the (wind) energy sector. In 2004 he started his own corporate finance boutique with the focus on management, valuation and development. Renewable – and wind energy projects became the core of his career. He acquired a development portfolio of wind projects, and after successful divestment, he joined YARD ENERGY early 2013 as a shareholder.

Mirjam Terhorst | Partner

Mirjam brings 20 years of deal experience, across a variety of sectors. She has executed deals differing from energy transition ventures to mid-market buy-outs in traditional industries. She co-founded a private debt fund and held various senior management and executive roles in private equity. She started her career as an M&A associate in a law firm. Mirjam joined YARD in 2023 as a partner of YARD Fund Management.

Bastiaan van Wijk | Investment Manager

Bastiaan has over 12 years experience in the energy sector, and worked as a consultant and asset manager before starting as an investment manager in 2021. He has an engineering background and enjoys working at the intersection of technology and finance. At YARD ENERGY he is responsible for new investments as well as managing the portfolio.

Eddie Bos | Group Financial Controller

Eddie is Group Controller with over 20 years of experience in different financial environments. He studied Business Economics at the University of Tilburg. Eddie joined YARD ENERGY in August 2014 and is responsible for accounting, reporting and management of its financial systems.

Chung Ding | Financial Analyst & Controller

Chung joined YARD ENERGY in December 2014 as Controller. He is responsible for accounting, optimizing and automating financial processes, and financial modelling. Prior to joining YARD ENERGY, Chung worked in different financial and international environments in banking and consulting.

Rick van ‘t Ende | Business Analyst

Rick joined YARD ENERGY in 2022 as Investment Analyst. In his first eight months he gained experience in sustainable debt financing at portfolio company after which he joined YARD Fund Management fulltime in 2023. Rick obtained his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente, focused on both technology and business.