Robert van Zwieten

President and CEO of EMPEA


Robert van Zwieten, President and CEO of EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association), commented in response to the selection of the organisation, “Economic empowerment for the 102 million fellow human beings in this world who are blind or disabled due to cataract starts by getting them the affordable cataract surgery pioneered by HelpMeSee. Just when the institutional investors who took part in EMPEA’s annual Global Limited Partner Survey highlighted health care as the most attractive sector in which to invest via emerging markets private equity in 2016, HelpMeSee fits the profile of a social enterprise showcasing how superior technological and process innovation and local capacity-building can bring affordable and high-quality eye care to underserved communities in our markets.”