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 an MSc in Development Studies at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Maaike Cotterink

Senior Business Consultant