Our People

Management board

The Management Board is responsible for the overall management of the group, the asset manager/direct lender Dynamic Credit and the loan investment servicing platform LoanClear.

Tonko Gast, CEO
Tonko Gast

Founder and CEO

In 2003 Tonko founded Dynamic Credit in New York and is CEO of Dynamic Credit Group and a (statutory) director of the licensed companies in group.

Tonko started his career as fixed income analyst in 1998. In 2000 he joined ABN AMRO Asset Management as an alternative fixed income portfolio manager, managing $250 million in institutional mandates.

During the global financial crisis in 2008-2009 Tonko advised the Dutch Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance on the solution for the US mortgage issues ING Bank was facing on a $39 billion portfolio. This advice was subsequently examined by a Parliamentary Inquiry Commission and gave the taxpayer a positive return of €1.4 billion.

Tonko studied Monetary Economics at the University of Groningen and continued his studies of Credit Risk Modeling at Stanford Business School in 2000.

Senior Management

The Senior Management team of Dynamic Credit is responsible for the day-to-day management of the products and services of Dynamic Credit.

Mitchel van der Wal- Finance Director
Mitchel van der Wal

Finance Director

In his role as Finance Director, Mitchel provides strategic advice to the Dynamic Credit Group on all finance and tax matters. Mitchel is responsible for the financial planning, accounting, control and forecasting of all Dynamic Credit Group entities. Mitchel reports to the Management Board of Dynamic Credit Group.

Prior to joining Dynamic Credit in 2018, Mitchel was active in legal entity control at J.P. Morgan and held various audit positions at Deloitte. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Bouwe Kuik, Head of Borrower Commerce
Bouwe Kuik

Head of Borrower Commerce

Bouwe spearheads all commercial direct lending activities of Dynamic Credit. He is responsible for developing and marketing new and innovative borrower propositions. He is also the co-founder and namesake of the unique, state of the art loan origination and distribution platform bijBouwe.

Before joining Dynamic Credit, Bouwe was Director at IG&H Consulting & Interim.

He studied Business Administration at Nyenrode Business University.

Mike Li - Managing Director New York
Mike Li

Managing Director New York

Mike manages Dynamic Credit’s New York office, and is in charge of investment mandates covering Direct Lending and Asset Backed Securities. He leads development of a fund based on Dynamic Credit’s Diversified Loan Strategy which seeks to generate attractive risk adjusted returns through active selection of loans to consumers and small businesses, primarily in the US and Europe. Mike is also the Senior Portfolio Manager for the Dynamic Credit Defensive Strategy Fund, part of an ABS investment strategy with a seven year track record, including positive returns in 2018.

Mike joined Dynamic Credit in 2007 and was part of the team that set up the Amsterdam office in 2009, before moving back to New York in 2012.

He has been investing in a broad spectrum of cash and derivative credit products in the US and Europe for over 10 years. Mike began his career at Deutsche Bank in the Graduate Programme, rotating through several business lines, including Agency MBS Trading and CDO Trading/Warehousing.

Mike holds a master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from New York University.

Iram Shah - Head of Talent Management
Iram Shah

Head of Talent Management

As Head of Talent management, Iram takes care of the People Strategy. Iram owns the important role of developing our people, anticipating growth and training needs and enabling the organization to reach maximum organizational health.

Prior to joining Dynamic Credit Iram worked for over 10 years in the recruitment consultancy sector, specialising mainly in the Investments and Asset management sector and holding positions such as Senior Associate manager and Divisional Head.

Jasper Koops - Head of Portfolio Management
Jasper Koops

Head of Portfolio Management (Direct Lending)

Jasper Koops is responsible for portfolio management of the direct lending strategies. Together with his team he focuses on building up and managing tailor-made portfolios in terms of risk/return and duration of Dutch owner-occupied / buy-to-let mortgage loans and SME loans.

In addition to asset management he advised both buyers and sellers of mortgage loan portfolios on several of the largest portfolio transactions that occurred in the Dutch market post-crisis.

Jasper started his career at Dynamic Credit in 2013 and has played an instrumental role in establishing Dynamic Credit’s direct lending activities and advisory activities. He holds a master's degree in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science from Tilburg University.

Oene de Hek - Head of Risk & Compliance
Oene de Hek

Head of Risk & Compliance

As Head of Risk & Compliance, Oene is responsible for risk management and compliance. With his team Oene ensures that all Dynamic Credit Group entities operate within regulatory requirements and agreed risk appetite. Oene also acts as Director of Dynamic Credit Funds ICAV, a collective asset-management vehicle registered in Ireland.

Oene brings 20 years of vast experience in the financial industry, with a focus on credit risk management, enterprise risk management, compliance, financial crime prevention, retail mortgages, debt servicing and asset management. Prior to joining the team here, Oene worked for asset manager Kempen Capital Management, Lloyds Banking Group and debt purchaser Arrow Global, among others.

Oene holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, concluded the Registered Investment Analyst program at the VU University Amsterdam, and completed the Executive Master of Science in Risk Management program at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

Marleen Zandbergen, Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Marleen Zandbergen

Head of Legal and Company Secretary

As Head of Legal and Company Secretary, Marleen is responsible for all legal and governance matters of Dynamic Credit.

Marleen has over 14 years of experience as a lawyer, focusing on corporate governance, finance, energy, intellectual property law and commercial contracting. Before joining Dynamic, Marleen was a senior lawyer at NautaDutilh and ABN AMRO Bank.

Marleen holds a master's degree in Corporate Law from the University of Groningen and concluded a post graduate course in Energy Law at VU Amsterdam.