Femke Markus

Femke Markus

Femke joined Spring Associates in 2006, she is specialized in developing growth and transformation strategies for companies and nonprofit organisations. Besides delivering strategy advice, Femke has been active in various business development roles of new initiatives in the intersection between international development- and corporate organisations. She served as Managing Director of the Access to Medicine Index, lead the business development of OneDiagnostics, an spin-out of The Royal Tropical Institute, that develops rapid diagnostic tests for poverty related diseases and was Interim Director Business Development & Partnerships of NGO Max Foundation during which she lead the business development of Max Water Social Business, a social enterprise creating mini-grids to provide Bangladeshi households with water to their homes.

With her broad experience in business development & strategy she frequently acts as sparring partner for senior management teams on organisational dynamics and effectiveness.

Femke holds an MSc degree in Industrial Design from the Delft University of Technology.


Femke holds a number of board and advisory board positions related to her sector expertise; she is board member at Mondial Diagnostics, advisory board member at TenderXL and NetImpact Amsterdam and Venture Partner at ScaleUpNation. She held a Chairman of the Board position at the Max Foundation.