Maaike is a Senior Business Consultant with more than 17 years of experience in the field of international development cooperation. Her expertise lies with sustainable development, (cultural) entrepreneurship, (institutional) fundraising and program development & implementation. She has worked as a consultant, manager, (M&E) researcher, and fundraiser with organizations of different sizes and shapes, both non- and for profit. She is also the founder of several initiatives and organizations in Senegal.


At Advance Consulting, Maaike has a regional focus on West Africa. She has worked and lived most of her professional live in (mainly Francophone) African countries. Maaike is fluent in Dutch, French and English and holds a MSc in Development Studies at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Maaike Cotterink

Senior Business Consultant