Afke Slager

Afke Slager

Co-founder of Stimson

Afke is experienced in supporting management teams in realizing their growth plans as she has worked in private equity for 16 years.


As an investment director at Bencis Capital Partners, a mid- market private equity fund in the Netherlands, Afke was responsible for a number of portfolio companies in different industries with a specific focus on buy and build strategies. 

Currently she supports entrepreneurs in scaling their business, either as advisor, mentor, board member or as investor. Via Stimson, the investment company Afke co-founded in 2018, she has invested in several companies where “doing good” is the main driver for building a successful, impactful business.

Afke can be described as a calm, solid person with strong analytical skills and likes to communicate in a straightforward manner. Besides knowledge of financial and strategic subjects, she also has a healthy understanding of the importance of organisational behaviour and company cultures. She is inspired by modern art and loves to spend time in the mountains or in Sweden together with her family.

Afke was born in Sydney, Australia but since the age of four has mainly lived in the Netherlands. She holds a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Amsterdam, and in 2017 graduated from the Executive Master in Change at INSEAD.