Chief Executive Officer

Dirk van Daele

The Sapinda Rainbow Foundation is the brainchild of its CEO, Dirk van Daele, who saw first-hand during his own participation in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race how sailing could be used to instil leadership and life skills in disadvantaged young people.


Besides his personal involvement in The Foundation, Dirk has spent the last 25 years of his career in the financial industry where he has taken up senior management roles in asset management, fundraising and advisory. Dirk is also member of various boards and investment committees for a number of clients and new alternative investment initiatives.

He became the CEO of Anoa Capital in Luxembourg in 2010, and has been Chairman of the Board since early 2016.