Phil van Haarlem

Chief Financial Officer

Phil van Haarlem was born in Leiden, the Netherlands and holds a degree in Dutch Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. As finance professional he held positions as CEO and CFO in internationally operating companies with business interests and activities in Europe, South America and Asia, ranging from vertically integrated trading and distribution of industrial chemicals to rental, financing and leasing, as well as manufacturing. He lived for many years in Colombia, Bermuda and Indonesia.

The last 10 years before his retirement he worked for Dutch family-owned Pon Holdings as member of the Board of its non-automotive division. During that period he held executive and supervisory positions in a number of Pon and joint-venture companies in the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Belgium and France. After formal retirement Phil, carried out some 15 volunteer business support missions under auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asia, Africa and South America On behalf of FMO (Dutch public/private bank financing projects in developing countries) he served for four years on the Board of a manufacturer in Bangladesh. Acted as an advisor for established and start-up organizations.

Since 2015 Phil holds the position of CFO for the Charles Darwin Foundation. Phil is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and French and moderately fluent in German.


The ‘Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands’, in French ‘Fondacion Charles Darwin  pour les Iles Galapagos’, Association Internationale sans but lucrative (AISBL), has its registered office at Avenue Louise 54, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Trade Registry # 0409.359.103

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