Management Team


NeoFin is managed by a group of experts with extensive experience and a proven track record in both the corporate finance and the corporate development sectors. The team combines deep emerging market experience, along with finance, entrepreneurship and business expertise, providing innovative social impact investment solutions for its investors and philanthropists.



David J D Thomson

Managing Director/CEO

Brought up and educated in Nyasaland, as Malawi was then called, as NeoFin’s co-founder Dave has previously successfully incorporated and managed companies in various continents generating lucrative profits for the stakeholders.
In 2010 he chose to apply his dual corporate and NGO background as NeoFin’s initiator and co-founder being responsible for the vision behind the firm’s unique approach.
Multilingual and having done business in 26 countries, and lived in 7 countries in 3 continents he has gained considerable management and marketing experience in both the West and in developing countries.

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Brenda M Bruin

Financial Director/CFO

Multilingual, with >20 years senior financial management experience, Brenda is NeoFin’s co-founder. She was the financial director of a holding company comprised of seven limited companies, (jointly 200 employees), all of which are situated in the Netherlands and Germany. Besides contributing to NeoFin’s overall financial success, her expertise includes incorporating and managing companies - turning companies around into healthy ones - experience in change management - internationally orientated - people manager (guidance, leadership, coaching) - and project manager.

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Giovanna Bottani

Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Born in Italy and lived in three continents, Giovanna has >10 years experience in the CSR and the sustainability field. She has always worked as a CSR expert and consultant for multinational companies, the Italian Ministry of Labour, Small and Medium Enterprises, Foundations, and NGOs. She is also doing some work for STMicroelectronics Foundation, a corporate Foundation that’s mission is to boost and implement a project of strategic philanthropy in 21 countries worldwide. She is multilingual and has worked for NGOs that saw the advantage of coming closer to the CSR world, and make their first steps into this “new” world.

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Iain McAndrew MinstF

External Advisor

A professional senior fundraising leader, possessing significant experience in driving and managing business change across a range of successful UK charities and cross-sector consortia. Iain has extensive experience in providing direction across multiple fundraising streams, marketing and communications strategies in large, complex or diverse organisations.

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Our Personal Commitment Upon incorporating NeoFin, the founding partners have all invested financially into the company out of conviction and commitment to its strategy for social impact investing. In addition, they have chosen to take a salary hiatus and receive no remuneration until NeoFin’s first investment is successfully operational.