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2019

Keynote speakers


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Jayadeep Akkireddy
Senior Manager, Learning & Innovation – IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Netherlands

Jay is since November 2018 leading smallholder inclusion & technology themes at IDH sustainable trade initiative.  IDH achieves SDGs through sustainable trade. Jay works together with the private sector, governments and civil society organizations to create an enabling environment in which smallholder inclusive business models can prosper, become sustainable and contribute to improved livelihoods for smallholders.

Before joining IDH as Senior Manager – Learning & Innovation, Jay worked within the WFP Zambia, creating e-commerce app to link smallholder farmers with markets. He has done extensive work in developing countries to create farmer inclusive businesses for the last 7 years.

Parallel Session 17: Blockchain, Big Data and AI: Opportunities and Risks of Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30

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Arvind Ashta
Professor of finance, control and law, Burgundy School of Business (France)

Dr. Arvind Ashta is professor of Finance at the Burgundy School of Business, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté in Dijon, France and is member of its research center CEREN, EA 7477. He has taught Microfinance as a visiting faculty lecturer in Brussels, Chicago, New Delhi, Pforzheim and Winterthur, and provided student seminars in Barcelona, Hertfordshire, Kathmandu, Mysore and Nancy. He is a member of research associations (CERMi, RRI) and has been associated with the European Microfinance Platform. He has over sixty publications in international journals. He has edited "Advanced Technologies for Microfinance", co-edited "MIS in Microfinance" and "Slow Management" and authored "Microfinance: Battling a Wicked Problem". He is a member of a club of micro-investors.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00


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Eddy Balemba
PhD and professor, Catholic University of Bukavu, République Démocratique du Congo

Eddy Balemba Kanyurhi is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management at Catholic University of Bukavu, South Kivu, DRCONGO. He holds a PhD degree in Economics and Management from the Warocqué School of Business and Economics in Mons, Belgium. He has a master degree in Microfinance from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles). His research interests include Microfinance, Banking Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Gender Analyis and Psychometric Analysis. Eddy has published articles in international publications such as: International Journal of Bank Marketing, Strategic Change, Innovations and has forthcoming articles in Mondes en Développement, Finance, Stratégie et Contrôle.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Mathilde Bauwin

Mathilde Bauwin
PhD et Research Project officer, ADA, Luxembourg

Mathilde Bauwin is currently Research Project Officer at ADA, a Luxembourgish NGO promoting inclusive finance in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is responsible for knowledge collection, creation and management on several topics, such as social performance, green microfinance, alternative finance for micro- and small entrepreneurs, etc. She also works on the evaluation of projects, on the designing and implementation of an impact measurement system within ADA. As a SPI4 qualified auditor, she assesses the social performance management of some ADA partners.

Before joining ADA in 2017, she worked at the French NGO ADICE as a project officer focusing on socio-professional integration of disadvantaged young people, and later at the Tunisian Microfinance Institution Enda *Inter-Arabe as a research officer.

She holds a PhD in Economics and two Master Degrees in Political Science and Development Economics.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Parallel Session 16: Innovative Partnerships: Uniting the Ecosystem to Achieve the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30

Elizabeth Berthe

Elizabeth Berthe
Associate Director, MicroSave Consulting (MSC), Royaume-Uni

Elizabeth Berthe is a Partner in MSC’s Réseau Helix domain. She is a digital financial services expert with over 15 years of experience gained through projects with international funding agencies, NGOs, mobile network operators, MFIs and other private sector companies across sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Haiti, and the Philippines.

Elizabeth’s areas of expertise include project management, strategic planning, market insights, product design, and financial sector development. She specialises in strategy, business planning, product development, and technical assistance design.

Before joining MSC, Elizabeth was a Senior Director of Financial and Social Innovations at Mercy Corps and the Director of Mobile Financial Services for Grameen Foundation. She has undertaken various roles from developing entry strategies to product development and technical assistance design.

Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in International Management with specialization in international finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in the United States. She is fluent in English and French.

Parallel Session 12: The Digital Gap Trap: Challenges and Solutions to Including Everyone
Tuesday October 22, 16.00 - 17.30


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Eric CAMPOS

Eric Campos
Managing Director at Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, France

Eric Campos has extensive experience in retail banking, in France and internationally, and in development assistance.
In 1993, he joined the Agence Française de Développement to conduct evaluation missions to development programs in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
In 1996, he was seconded to the finance company for the development of Réunion.
In 2001, he joined the Crédit Agricole Group. Between 2006 and 2010, he joined Crédit Agricole SA International Retail Banking to take on development functions.

Plenary Session 1: Roundtable: state of the Inclusive Finance Sector and Its Contributions to Development in Africa
Tuesday October 22, 9.00 - 10.15

Marius Chabi

Marius Ogoukonle Chabi
Country Director for IPA (Innovations for Poverty Action) Francophone West Africa - Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali

Marius serves as Country Director for IPA Francophone West Africa (covering Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Mali). Previously, he worked for 3 years as part of the Senior Management team of the IPA Rwanda office as Research Manager, including as Head of Office during previous Country Director transitions. Marius has substantial experience working on monitoring and evaluation, youth empowerment, and influencing work for about 5 years in India and in East and West Africa. He is passionate about the magic of data to ignite positive change. He holds a BSc in Planning Science from Universite d'Abomey-Calavi and an MSc in Public Economy and Applied Statistics from the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy of the African School of Economics in the Republic of Benin.

Parallel Session 8: Fostering Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Wednesday October 23, 11.00 - 12.30

Gerhard Coetzee

Gerhard Coetzee
Lead, Customer Value, CGAP, USA

Gerhard Coetzee leads the customer value team at CGAP, including customer segments and insights, protection and value, and is also responsible for Gateway Academy, a digital learning platform. He is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Before CGAP, Mr. Coetzee was Head of Inclusive Banking at Absa Bank (South Africa) responsible for its branchless banking proposition, founder and Director of the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa, Professor in Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria, technical lead and CEO of a consulting firm (owned by DAI) and had several senior roles at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. His specialization areas are development finance, financial inclusion, agricultural finance, and rural development. He is published widely and has worked in several countries, the majority in Africa.

Mr. Coetzee holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  

Parallel Session 10: Customer Centricity for Better Financial and Social Returns
Tuesday October 22, 16.00 - 17.30

Anne Contreras-Muller

Anne Contreras-Muller
Of Counsel, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg

Anne Contreras-Muller joined Arendt & Medernach in 1998, where she became partner in 2008. As Of Counsel since 2011, Anne’s activities are now exclusively dedicated to microfinance and social impact projects. She is leading a team of 6 lawyers advising specific domestic and international clients on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the structuring and distribution of microfinance as well as social and environmental impact investment vehicles, and on the structuring of technical assistance programs and other social businesses.
She has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1998.

Anne is a board member of the European Social Entreprise Law Association (ESELA). She chaired the board of the European Microfinance Platform (e-mfp) between 2014 and 2017. She participates in several other initiatives such as the Responsible Investing technical committee at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), the European Impact Investing Luxembourg (EIIL) and Infine.

Prior to joining the Luxembourg Bar, she worked as a lawyer at the Paris Bar from 1994 to 1997.

Anne Contreras holds a Master's degree in law and a postgraduate degree (DEA) in international private law and international commercial law from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). Languages: English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Ready for investors ? A Voyage through the process, the decision-making and management of an investment (FR/EN)
Workshop FIRST PART – 9.00 - 15.30

François Coupienne

François Coupienne
Digital Economy & Innovtion Program Manager, UNCDF, Uganda

Francois joined the Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) programme of UNCDF in January 2013. He is responsible for developing and overseeing the work in 8 countries (Benin, Lao, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia) and support the development of additional countries in Africa and Asia. François brings a wealth of experience in digital finance. 

His career includes work related to distribution in the retail sector which he then translated into his work with BNP Paribas Fortis looking at innovative payment channels – internet, phone and electronic vouchers. From 2008 to 2012, he worked on the development and implementation of branchless and mobile banking efforts in several countries in Africa including those led by banks and MNOs (mobile network operators). Most recently he has worked and assisted in the development of agent networks including working with MFIs.

Plenary Session 1: Roundtable: state of the Inclusive Finance Sector and Its Contributions to Development in Africa
Tuesday October 22, 9.00 - 10.15


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Aurelia Dakpogan
Program Officer Inclusive finance, AGRA, Burkina Faso

Aurelia Dakpogan is currently in charge of AGRA inclusive finance strategy implementation in Burkina and Mali. Prior to join AGRA, she was Agri-lending Project Manager with Horus Development finance in Cameroon and Ghana. She started her carrier as Rural Development Engineer with the Ministry of Agriculture in Benin, before moving to IFDC, where she worked as Regional Access to Finance Specialist in West Africa with the 2SCALE Project. 

Aurelia holds a master degree in agricultural economics with significant experience in agricultural finance sector in West Africa. She accumulated more than 15 years experiences and has proven skills in financial instruments management, public-private partnerships development in value chain finance, technical assistance to financial institutions.

Parallel Session 11: Agricultural Value Chain Finance: Practical Examples from the Field
Tuesday October 22, 16.00 - 17.30

Arnaud DE LAVALETTE (3)

Arnaud De Lavalette
Senior Project Manager, ADA, Luxembourg

Arnaud de Lavalette is currently leading the Digital Finance Initiative at ADA, helping African MFI digitalize their operations.

He is a seasoned expert in microfinance and SME funding with over 10 years of experience in this domain in Asia (Nepal, India and Philippines), West Africa and Latin America (Mexico).
In the SME domain, Arnaud has worked in Nepal where he conducted surveys for the IFC and supported SME entrepreneurs with the European Commission. In India he designed an investment vehicle (equity fund) which aimed at supporting Indian social SMEs.

In the microfinance sector – beside many technical assistance missions around the world, he managed the turnaround and sold MicroCred Mexico, and more recently was CEO of mBank Philippines, a greenfield banking project financed by international investors (FMO, Finnfund, MBH) and Smart the leading telecom company in the Philippines.

Currently, he works with ADA on a new digital finance project, helping African MFI digitalize their operations, i.e. integrate the mobile services as communication and distribution channels and migrate MIS into the cloud. As of now, half a dozen institutions are accompanied in their change process.

Prior to joining the development sector Arnaud gained a bright experience in both finance and new technologies. He started his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen (3 years), evolved as a controller and finance analyst (3 years) and founded a web agency he has managed for 7 years.

Parallel Session 4: The Digital Finance Revolution: impacts, innovations, challenges, solutions
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30

Boubacar Diallo

Boubacar Diallo
Senior Africa Advisor, Smart Campaign (Accion), Mali

Boubacar brings more than 15 years of program design and project implementation and evaluation experience to Accion. He joins Accion from Plan International, where he was the Regional Household Economic Security Advisor in the West Africa Regional Office providing technical support to 14 country offices in the areas of microfinance, youth employment, and economic strengthening programming. Prior to that, Boubacar worked at Catholic Relief Services as the Regional Technical Advisor, Microfinance and Director Mission Africa project, leading the support to 6 African microfinance associations in Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda to promote the concept of social performance management.

Boubacar holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, a master’s degree in Community Development Policy and Practice from the University of New Hampshire and a master in Microfinance from the University of Bergamo in Italy. He is also an active member of many SEEP network working groups.

Parallel Session 13: Fueling Fintech: Investment for scale and impact
Wednesday October 23, 9.00 - 10.30

Pascaline Diasso

Pascaline Diasso
Economist at the Réseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina (RCPB), Burkina Faso

Marie Pascaline Diasso is an economist at the Réseau des Caisses Populaires du Burkina (RCPB), the largest decentralized financial system in Burkina Faso with a 70% market share. She managed several departments within the RCPB, including those in charge of finance and project deployment, before taking up the position of Director of Operations. She is currently managing the RCPB digitization project.

Ms. Diasso has professional experience in the following areas: digital service development, agent network deployment, risk monitoring, project design and deployment, change management.

She holds a master's degree in business economics and organization, from the University of Ouagadougou, a post-graduate diploma (DESS) in accounting, finance and control from the same university, as well as a graduate diploma from the Institut technique de banque (ITB) awarded by the Centre de formation de la profession bancaire de France.

Parallel Session 4: The Digital Finance Revolution: impacts, innovations, challenges, solutions
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30


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Olivier Edelman

Olivier Edelman
Head of Microfinance Unit - Intermediated finance for MSMEs Division, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg

Olivier Edelman heads the EIB’s microfinance unit covering microfinance operations outside the EU. EIB, based in Luxembourg, is the European Union’s long-term financing institution.

Olivier is responsible for the origination and execution of equity and loan operations (direct or indirect via funds) supporting micro-entrepreneurs and financial inclusion, notably via microfinance institutions.

Previously, Olivier was in charge of the development and execution of portfolio guarantees benefiting SMEs and Mid-caps, via financial intermediaries, at the EIB and the European Investment Fund.

Olivier joined the EIB Group in 2009 after holding positions in different Belgian commercial banks, including roles in structured finance. He holds a degree in Economics from the ‘Université Libre de Bruxelles’ (Belgium).

Parallel Session 16: Innovative Partnerships: Uniting the Ecosystem to Achieve the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30


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Amelia GREENBERG

Amelia Greenberg
Deputy Director of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), USA

Ms. Amelia Greenberg is the Deputy Director of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF), where she has worked since 2010. Prior to joining SPTF, Ms. Greenberg was a strategy consultant for nonprofit organizations working in a variety of sectors, notably education, health care, and after school. Ms. Greenberg also has six years of experience as an economic consultant, primarily in the areas of international trade, wrongful termination, and finance. While in graduate school, Ms. Greenberg also worked on several projects related to evaluating microfinance programs.

Ms. Greenberg has an M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, with specializations in international economics and international development, and a B.A. from Brandeis University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a double major in economics and French literature. Ms. Greenberg speaks French fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Parallel Session 18: Measuring Impacts: Tracking Progress of Inclusive Finance Contributions to the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30


Robby Greenfield
Chief Technical Officer, Blockchain for Social Impact, USA

Robby is the Social Impact Development Chef at Consensys, the leading firm within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency markets. He serves as the organization’s Blockchain for Social Impact Chief Technical Officer & co-founder of ConsenSys Social Impact, helping the firm consult and develop blockchain projects within Fortune 500 companies and multinational NGOs.

Prior, Robby has spent his professional career at Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, and, most recently Cisco Systems. He also founded Nomsy, a dietary restriction platform aiding consumers with niche content to better maintain their dietary lifestyle. 

Parallel Session 17: Blockchain, Big Data and AI: Opportunities and Risks of Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30


Yann Groeger
Regional Manager Africa, BlueOrchard, Kenya

Yann is Regional Manager Africa at BlueOrchard Finance. He joined BlueOrchard from ProCredit Group where he worked for 13 years in management of ProCredit banks in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. He has served on board of directors of ProCredit Ghana and Banco ProCredit in Colombia and has extensive experience in SME finance, among others having developed programs for agricultural and green finance in Mozambique and Colombia. Apart from his managerial positions, he has been involved in setting up a professional training institution in Africa and was teaching in Latin America and Germany on various finance related topics.

Yann has completed a Master’s degree in Economics (DEA) at the Institute of Political studies in Paris, after having earned the Diploma from the same institution. He previously completed undergraduate studies in Economics and Sociology at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Parallel Session 8: Fostering Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Wednesday October 23, 11.00 - 12.30


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Emilio Hernandez

Emilio Hernandez
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP, USA

Emilio Hernandez explores digital financial solutions for last-mile clients. He leads work on inclusive digital distribution networks and the impact financial inclusion has on poor people’s lives. He provides technical guidance to better understand the financial behavior and needs of underserved client groups, like smallholder families, and to experiment with providers on innovative strategies and products that meet those needs.

Before joining CGAP, Mr. Hernandez led technical cooperation programs focused on inclusive rural and agricultural finance at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations overseeing field interventions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. He also oversaw business operations for a large international agricultural technology company throughout Central America. He has a Doctorate degree in Agricultural Economics and Development Finance from The Ohio State University.

Parallel Session 7: Women as Equal Partners: Leveraging women’s financial inclusion to achieve the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 9.00 - 10.30


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Frédéric KALALA

Frédéric Kalala
Professor and Chair in microfinance at the Protestant University of Congo

M. Kalala is professor and chair of the Congolese/German Microfinance Centre at the Protestant University of Congo. He is also Manager of the Funds for the Financial Inclusion (FPM asbl), an investment fund in microfinance in DRC, country where he also created an MFI, COOPEC GUILGAL since 2012. Besides, he is also an international consultant in evaluating microfinance institutions.

In collaboration with the funds of the German education services (DAAD: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) he designed and created a Master in Microfinance, certified by the Ministry of Education of DRC. This programme was designed on the real needs of the industry in DRC and Central Africa. Each year it hosts local students as well as* 80% of foreign students (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Comoros, Zambia, etc). The programme has the advantage of integrating perfectly the academic requirements (60%) and the professional ones (practical work, internships, market analysis, field work, etc). It is the only programme of its kind in Africa.

 As an international expert, Frédéric Kalala intervenes in missions concerning sectorial evaluations (financial education, consumer’s protection in financial services, etc.) and institutional evaluations (market analysis, business plans, training of agents and managers of microfinance institutions). He also participates in the strategic steering of the Fund of Financial inclusion in DRC and of his MFI, which counts more than 15.000 clients, with an outstanding credit around 2.000.000 USD.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Adrian Kamenitzer

Adrian Kamenitzer
Head of the Equity, New Products and Special Transactions Department, EIB (European Investment Bank), Luxembourg

Adrian Kamenitzer became Head of the Equity, New Products and Special Transactions Department on 1 May 2016. Before, he was the Head of the Project and Structured Finance team in the Credit Risk Department of EIB.
Adrian joined the Bank in 2006 from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where he worked in risk management (in London) and the front office (debt and equity) in Romania. Adrian started his career in finance in 1996 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in audit and corporate finance consulting. Adrian holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the “Politehnica University of Bucharest” and an MBA from the McGill University.

Opening Ceremony
Tuesday October 22, 11.30 - 12.30

Machal Karim

Machal Karim
Development Impact Executive, CDC, United Kingdom

Machal is a Development Impact Executive in CDC Group, who focuses on the financial services sector in developing countries. She joined CDC in 2017. She has over 10 years of experience working in frontier markets. Prior CDC, she worked with the Mastercard Foundation, lFC (International Finance Corporation), UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Oxford Policy Management, and Leapfrog Investments.

Parallel Session 18: Measuring Impacts: Tracking Progress of Inclusive Finance Contributions to the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30

Antonique Koning

Antonique Koning
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP, Belgium

Based in Belgium, Antonique Koning has more than 20 years of experience working on a range of topics related to microfinance and financial inclusion. She is currently leading CGAP’s work on customer protection and value. Ms. Koning has expertise in customer centricity and empowerment, employee and agent empowerment, and responsible finance. She is also involved in CGAP’s member engagement.

Ms. Koning is a contributor to CGAP’s Customer Centric Guide. She has strong experience in program management and coordination, having led CGAP’s Africa team and managed a Euro 15 million capacity-building program for microfinance actors in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. Before joining CGAP in 2004, she gained hands-on experience developing and implementing microcredit programs in El Salvador and working with savings banks globally.

Ms. Koning has a Master’s degree in International Trade Management and Policy from the University of Birmingham and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She speaks Spanish, French, and Dutch.

Parallel Session 18: Measuring Impacts: Tracking Progress of Inclusive Finance Contributions to the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 14.00 - 15.30

Brian Kuwik

Brian A. Kuwik
Chief Regional Officer for Africa, Acción, USA

Brian Kuwik manages Acción's operations and relationships with partners in Africa and Haiti. Acción's regional program includes equity investments in microfinance banks and the provision of management and technical services to Acción Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Akiba Commercial Bank in Tanzania, Pan-African Savings and Loans Ghana, EB-Acción Microfinance Cameroon, SOGESOL in Haiti and other microfinance institutions. Mr. Kuwik sits on the boards of these partner institutions. He plays an active role in governance, and provides strategic and financial advice. He also supervises Acción's technical assistance activities in the areas of strategic and business planning, product and operations development, human resources management, information technology, and risk management from its office in Ghana. Previously, he served as resident advisor and senior manager for Acción partners in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Haiti. He has supported the design and start-up of new institutions in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon.

Before joining Acción in September 2001, Mr. Kuwik worked for three years as an analyst and as head of development at the Small Enterprise Foundation in rural South Africa. Prior to this, he was a Fulbright researcher in Cameroon. Mr. Kuwik holds an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Washington and a BA in international development from American University. He is fluent in English and French.

Parallel Session 4: The Digital Finance Revolution: impacts, innovations, challenges, solutions
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30


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Paulette Lenert
Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs

Paulette Lenert was born on 31 May 1968 in Luxembourg.

Education and qualifications
Following her secondary school studies at the Athénée de Luxembourg, Paulette Lenert was awarded a degree in private and corporate law from the University d'Aix-Marseille III in 1991. After her master's degree, she pursued her studies in the United Kingdom and obtained a master's in European Law from the University of London in 1992. Paulette Lenert focused her continuing education as much on European Law as on the development of her skills in public management and systemic approach.

Governmental posts
Following the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Paulette Lenert joined the government as Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and as Minister for Consumer Protection on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng).

Professional activities
Paulette Lenert began her career as a lawyer at the Luxembourg Bar in 1992. She joined the Ministry of Justice in 1994 in the function of justice attaché. In 1997, she was appointed First Judge of the Administrative Tribunal and served as vice president until 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she was senior government advisor to the Minister Delegate of Solidarity Economy.

She was the head of the newly founded Facilitation Unit for Urban Planning and Environment attached to the Ministry of State in 2013. Following the reshuffle of the ministerial departments in 2013, she joined the Ministry of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform in the function of senior government advisor and was in charge of the general coordination as of 2014. Furthermore, in January 2017, she was nominated executive director of the National Institute for Public Administration. Paulette Lenert resigned from her functions upon joining the government.

Activities relating to associations
Paulette Lenert was a board member of the ProActif a.s.b.l. between 2011 and 2013. She was also a board member of Initiativ Rëm Schaffen a.s.b.l. and resigned from this function when she joined the government.

Opening Ceremony
Tuesday October 22, 11.30 - 12.30

Marc Labie

Marc Labie
Co-director of Centrer for European Research in Microfinance (CERMI), Belgium

Marc Labie is a professor at the Warocqué School of Business and Economics, University of Mons (UMONS) where he teaches organization studies and management. He is also a visiting professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, and a co-director of the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi). In the past, he has also been lecturing in various other universities including the Université de Liège (2004-2009) and Harvard University (FIPED Executive Program at the HIID and the Kennedy School of Government – 1998-2011) and has worked in microfinance organizations in various countries including Benin, Bolivia, Colombia, Haïti, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco and Peru. He has co-edited with Beatriz Armendariz The Handbook of Microfinance (World Scientific Publishing, 2011), and, with Isabelle Guérin and Jean-Michel Servet, The Crises of Microcredit (Zed Books, 2015).

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Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Christian Loupéda

Christian Loupéda
Senior Director Financial Inclusion, Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation

Christian Loupéda has 25 years of experience in International Development, most of which in financial services for the poor. Mr. Loupeda is currently supporting Grameen Foundation’s efforts in digital finance and branchless banking. 

Mr. Loupéda has experience in technical assistance provision, training, strategy design, project management and partnership development. He has also led the work of the Imp-Act Consortium, a global initiative involving organizations committed to promote the practice of SPM in Microfinance. He started his career in development by working at the Banque Internationale pour l’Afrique Occidentale in Paris in 1987, then as research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute, project manager at Catholic Relief Services, operations officer at the World Bank and senior technical advisor microfinance and director financial inclusion at Freedom from Hunger. Mr. Loupéda seats on the board of several institutions including microfinance institutions and NGOs.   He has a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master degree in advanced studies in Development Economics from the Université de Paris II-Assas. Mr. Loupéda speaks fluent French and English.

Parallel Session 15: Bridges to Inclusion: Financial Literacy, Agent Banking, Savings and Subsidies
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30


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Yéréfolo Mallé

Yéréfolo Mallé
West Africa Regional Representative, Trickle Up, Burkina Faso

Yéréfolo began his career organizing market gardeners into associations. He moved from field level positions to projects at cluster, national and regional levels. His expertise not only includes economic strengthening complemented by experience in water and sanitation and social policies including those focused on safety nets and food security.

Over the years, Yéréfolo has worked with several NGOs including Trickle Up, Water and Sanitation for Africa, WaterAid, Save the Children UK, Africare and Groupe de Recherche et d’Applications Techniques.

Yéréfolo Mallé is an Engineer in rural development and holds a Master II on Innovation, Development and Society.

Parallel Session 15: Bridges to Inclusion: Financial Literacy, Agent Banking, Savings and Subsidies
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30

Vanessa Moungar

Vanessa Moungar
Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, African Development Bank, Côte d'Ivoire

Vanessa Moungar is Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society since 1st July 2017. She brings along diverse experience from the public and private sectors, as well as an extensive global network. She has a solid track record of high-level policy dialogue and partnership building to accelerate the continent’s transformation agenda.

As Senior Manager, responsible for Africa, at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland since 2013, Mrs Moungar led large-scale public-private collaboration efforts. She engaged leaders of African governments, the private sector and civil society in partnerships across multiple industries – from health and education to extractives, infrastructure, agriculture and energy. She guided the adaptation of global projects to the continent and supported the development of policy reforms to catalyze investment to the region. Besides, she also provided strategic guidance to the institutional strategy as well as to the program development for the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

In addition, she championed the Demographic Dividend agenda, leading a multi-stakeholder group of global experts, mandated to create thought leadership and shape public policy for investment in women and youth. She brings leverage from that work to the Bank, including policy frameworks to empower, educate, and employ African women. Her private sector perspective will be helpful to drive private investment to the Gender agenda, and to roll out innovative financing systems for women entrepreneurs at scale.

Between 2011 and 2013, Mrs Moungar advised the Liberian Energy network to establish strategic partnerships with Government agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector. From 2006 to 2013 she worked in various capacities including as Director of Sales & Marketing at Terrafina – USA, an Agro-business, where she developed and led the execution of the company’s sales and marketing strategy, including budget planning, staff management and overall strategic guidance. She started her career at AV Consulting, France, which she co-founded in 2004 to support small and medium enterprises in Africa and the Middle East.

Mrs Moungar holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A), International Business, Summa cum laude, from Paris Business College INSEEC – Paris, France and a Master’s degree, General Management from Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She is a Global Leadership Fellow and holds a Master’s in Advanced Global Leadership conferred by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Columbia University, New-York, USA; The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; China Europe International Business School; London Business School, UK and European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires – INSEAD).

Plenary Session 1: Roundtable: state of the Inclusive Finance Sector and Its Contributions to Development in Africa
Tuesday October 22, 9.00 - 10.15


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Ephrem Niyongabo

Ephrem Niyongabo
Expert advisor in monetary policy and financial market, Central Bank of Burundi

Ephrem Niyongabo is a Burundian national. He works as Economist at the World Bank since February 2018.
Previously, he worked as Expert Advisor to the Board in charge of Monetary Policy and Financial Markets at the Bank of the Republic of Burundi (BRB), from November 2015 to February 2018.

He also worked as Senior Research Economist in Private Sector Development, Regional Integration and Trade Policies at the Institute for Economic Development in Burundi (IDEC) think tank where he conducted and coordinated research, analysis, and synthesis on private sector development, regional integration and trade policies issues between May 2011 and October 2015.

He published research works in specialized journals and conducted a number of consultancy assignments in the field of economic policy analysis and formulation as well as capacity building on behalf of national and international institutions operating in Burundi, such as the African Development Bank, Trade Mark East Africa, the United Nations Development Program, the Belgian Technical Cooperation, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the Ministry in charge of Trade and Industry and the Ministry in charge of regional integration.

Ephrem Niyongabo has extensive experience in Microfinance research. He worked as a permanent researcher within the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) in Belgium, where he studied macroeconomic aspects (such as regulation and public policies of local governments, central banks and international donors) of the development of microfinance from October 2007 to January 2011 in the frame of his doctoral research.

Ephrem Niyongabo holds a PhD in Economics and Management obtained from the University of Mons in Belgium in 2011. He also holds a degree in Advanced Development studies from the University of Liège in Belgium in 2007 and in International Economics from the University of Bejaia in Algeria in 2004.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00


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Martin O'reilly
Professor and Director of the Centre for Professional Studies, Kampala International University, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Martin O'Reilly is a professor at Kampala International University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is Director of the Centre for Professional Studies and works closely with organizations - especially MFIs - to 'make their good better and their better best'. His particular areas of special interest are customer relationship management, financial education for women, and ways to select and prepare future managers from current staff in an organisation.  Prior to his appointment in Kampala International University, he was Director of the Centre for Microfinance and Community Economic Development at Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda. While there, he worked closely with Microfinance African Institutions Network (MAIN) in developing curricula in microfinance education.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00


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Corinne Riquet

Corinne Riquet
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP, Côte d'Ivoire

Based in Côte d’Ivoire, Corinne Riquet has been working for CGAP since 2008. She works to deepen CGAP’s engagement in Francophone Africa, collaborating with regional partners on issues such as digital finance, regulation, capacity building, and funding for financial inclusion. She also supports CGAP’s team working in Sub-Saharan Africa on Connected Market solutions. In the past five years, she managed the implementation of CGAP’s activities that aimed to improve the digital finance ecosystem in WAEMU.

Since 2001, Ms Riquet has worked as an independent consultant advising microfinance institutions and funders on organizational audit practices, business plan development, appraisals, designing financial service projects in rural areas, and evaluating and defining national microfinance strategies as well digital finance strategies. A French national, Ms. Riquet has lived in Côte d’Ivoire for over 25 years. She holds a master's degree in developmental economics from CERDI, University of Clermont Ferrand, France.

Parallel Session 15: Bridges to Inclusion: Financial Literacy, Agent Banking, Savings and Subsidies
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30

Roberto Ridolfi

Roberto Ridolfi
Assistant-Director-General for Programme Support and Technical Cooperation, FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization), Italy

Dr Roberto Ridolfi was previously the Director of the European Commission for Sustainable Growth and Development at DG for International Cooperation and Development. Twice Ambassador/ Head of delegation to the European Union, Mr Ridolfi was first in Suva where he served from 2005 to 2007. There, he was in charge of all the relations of the European Union with 15 Pacific countries and territories. In 2010 he was appointed in Uganda by the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU where he served till September 2013. In between, during his duty as head of unit of Europe Aid, he managed programmes dealing with Environment and Climate Change, Food security, Human development, migration and asylum as well as the One-Billion-Euro Food Facility in 50 countries. Director R. Ridolfi joined the European Commission in 1994 and worked in several delegations of the UNION: Malawi, Namibia and Kosovo as development and economic advisor. Throughout Accession negotiations (2001-2004), he was the principal coordinator dealing with Environment and Transport in Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP). Dr Ridolfi holds a MSc in Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in A. Technology.

Opening Ceremony
Tuesday October 22, 11.30 - 12.30


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Hans Dieter Seibel  

Professor and founding member of the European Microfinance Platform, University of Cologne, Germany

Hans Dieter Seibel is a professor emeritus at Cologne University. He also taught at the universities of Monrovia in Liberia, Princeton in New Jersey, Dortmund in Germany and Lagos in Nigeria. He is specialized on rural and microfinance, Islamic microfinance, linkages between formal and informal finance including digital linkages of self-help groups with banks/MNOs, agricultural development bank reform, and MSME development. He did his first survey research on self-help groups as informal financial intermediaries in the 1960s in West Africa, followed by numerous projects, studies and consultancies of microfinance institutions and rural banks in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In 1988-1991 he was team leader of Linking Banks and Self-Help Groups in Indonesia, a joint project of GIZ and the central bank of Indonesia, which has also served as a model for the SHG banking program in India. In 1999-2001 he was Rural Finance Advisor at IFAD in Rome and author of its Rural Finance Policy (2000). He also is a founding board member of the European Microfinance Platform. He is the author of "Financial Systems Development and Microfinance" and numerous other books and articles, and co-author of “From Microfinance to Inclusive Banking: Why Local Banking Works” (John Wiley & Sons, 2016). 

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

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Jean-Michel Severino
President of "Investisseurs & Partenaires" (I&P), member of the Académie des technologies et du Conseil des affaires étrangères, France

President of "Investors & Partners" (I&P), Inspector General of Finance, Jean-Michel Severino has been involved since 2010 mainly in "investment impact", societal investments and Africa after a career devoted to financing development. He was previously Director of Development at the French Ministry of Cooperation, Vice President for East Asia at the World Bank, and General Manager of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD)  from 2001 to 2010.

Mr. Severino regularly publishes in the French and international press. On 21 October 2007, he launched the Ideas for Development blog with Josette Sheeran, Donald Kaberuka, Kemal Dervis, Pascal Lamy, Abdou Diouf and Supachai Panitchpakdi, in which the authors share their visions of the major challenges facing developing countries and the best solutions to address them. In 2010, he published two books: "Idées reçues sur le développement", with Jean-Michel Debrat, with the Cavalier Bleu, and "Le temps de l'Afrique", with Olivier Ray, with Odile Jacob.  "Le grand basculement", also co-written with Olivier Ray, was released in 2011, again by Odile Jacob. Finally, his book on African entrepreneurship, "Entreprenante Afrique", written with Jérémy Hajdenberg, was also published in 2017 by Odile Jacob.

Plenary Session 2: Keynote address
Tuesday October 22, 10.30 - 11.00

Hedwig Siewertsen 2019

Hedwig Siewertsen
Head Inclusive Finance, AGRA (Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa), Kenya

Hedwig Siewertsen is responsible for designing and implementing AGRA’s Inclusive Finance strategy. Financial services are key in transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into a business that thrives. AGRA designs and deploys blended finance instruments, value chain finance and digital finance products, technical assistance funds and acceleration funds to make financial services accessible and affordable to agricultural SMEs and smallholder farmers in food crops in 11 African countries.

Prior to coming to AGRA, Hedwig served 4 years as CEO of a USD 100 million single family office impact fund, DOB equity, which invests in SMEs in the East Africa. Prior to that she was 12 years Deputy Director and senior consultant in Triodos Facet (now Palladium), a consulting firm specialised in entrepreneurship development and financial services delivery to MSMEs in emerging markets. In that capacity she has worked across 25 African countries to design, monitor, support and evaluate enterprise support programs with a focus on financial services delivery. She started her career as an associate expert for the UN in Madagascar and Tanzania. She has a B.Sc. in Tropical Agriculture and a Masters’ degree in Econometrics.

Parallel Session 5: Enabling Rural Finance: Multisectoral Collaboration To Facilitate Increased Rural Opportunity
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30

Joana Silva Afonso

Joana Silva Afonso
Doctor et lecturer, University of Portsmouth, UK;

Joana is a trained Economist and experienced Microfinance professional, both as practitioner and researcher. She has finished the European Microfinance Programme (EMP) with "Grande Distinction". The programme included a three month experience in Dominican Republic where she developed her thesis: "The role of loan officers in the prevention of overindebtedness - the case of Banco ADOPEM", and contributed to the research project “Microfinance in Crisis”, funded by the European Investment Bank.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Blaine Stephens

Blaine Stephens
Chief Operating Officer, MIX, France

Blaine Stephens is the COO of MIX, the leading global information provider in support of financial inclusion. Since the launch in 2002 of MIX’s first online platform, MIX Market, he’s worked with global and national stakeholders and a team of analysts to further industry development through reporting standards, benchmarks, rankings and other information products. Since 2011, he has led MIX’s strategic drive to support information-driven decision-making through new products including, market analysis and portfolio reporting solutions and to enable tracking and analysis of financial inclusion within local markets. He has more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and financial inclusion.

Prior to joining MIX, he helped develop the startup operations for a Moroccan MFI, Al Amana, and collaborated with UNCDF on the development and roll-out of an online microfinance training course for donors and practitioners. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks English, French and basic Arabic and German.

Parallel Session 13: Fueling Fintech: Investment for scale and impact
Wednesday October 23, 9.00 - 10.30


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Laura Viganò

Laura Viganó
Professor of Banking at the University of Bergamo, Italy

Laura has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business administration from 2007 to 2012. 
From 2001 to 2010, she launched and directed the first international Master in Microfinance, jointly offered by the University of Bergamo, CIPSI (an Italian NGO’s network), and Giordano Dell’Amore Foundation (Finafrica-Milan, where she was Scientific Director). She currently coordinates the “FinDev-Finance and Development” research group at the University of Bergamo and is editor of the Journal “Savings and Development”.  She consults for research institutes and international development agencies, with major experiences in Africa.
Her research interests comprise credit risk management and credit scoring, ethics and finance, microfinance, agricultural and rural finance (she spent a  study and research period at  The Ohio State University – Rural Finance Group), risks and insurance (among others: disaster risk management, index-based insurance). She recently conducted a research project in Ethiopia on farmer vulnerability to (climatic) risks.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00


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Elizabeth Wanjiru

Elizabeth Wanjiru Karinga
Finance Manager at Bimas Kenya Ltd

Ms Elizabeth heads the finance department in Bimas Kenya Ltd, a credit only microfinance institution based in the rural Kenya. She has served the institution for 19 years rising through the ranks from the position of a receptionist to the current position.

Elizabeth, an urban rural migrant, has in-depth experience in rural microfinance and being the social performance champion for Bimas Kenya Ltd, has been instrumental in the development and implementation of institutional policies geared towards financial inclusion.

She firmly believes in the role of women and their ability to become economic powerhouses, a belief that has been built over a long period of serving the poor and seeing the impact women create in the society.

Parallel Session 7: Women as Equal Partners: Leveraging women’s financial inclusion to achieve the SDGs
Wednesday October 23, 9.00 - 10.30

Graham Wright

Graham A.N. Wright
Group Managing Director, MicroSave Consulting (MSC), United Kingdom

Graham A.N. Wright is the founder and Group Managing Director of MSC. He pioneered much of the core of market-led approach used by MSC. He has around 30 years of experience in emerging markets underpinned by five years of experience in management consultancy, training and audit with Arthur Andersen in Europe.

Graham has worked with banks, MFIs, telecoms, and regulators in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Graham oversees Digital Financial Services, Strategic Initiatives, Knowledge Management, and Global Insights within MSC. During his time as the head of MSC in Africa, he spearheaded work to transform both Equity Bank and Kenya Post Office Savings Bank and collaborated in the design and initial testing of M-PESA. He has headed several teams working on digital financial services solutions for banks, mobile network operators, and MFIs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Prior to establishing MSC, Graham provided long-term technical assistance to a rural finance system setting up self-help “savings and loan groups” linked to strong cooperatives in a remote mountainous area of the Philippines. He has developed 14 training toolkits and published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and briefing notes, including the book “MicroFinance Systems: Designing Quality Financial Services for the Poor” (Zed Books, London and New York, 2000). Graham has served on a variety of advisory panels including CGAP’s Savings Mobilization Working Group and its Product Development Group, the Ford Foundation’s ImpAct program, and for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a Research Associate at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester. Graham is an MA (Hons) graduate in Economics and Psychology from the University of St Andrews.

Parallel Session 12: The Digital Gap Trap: Challenges and Solutions to Including Everyone
Tuesday October 22, 16.00 - 17.30


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Kamal Yakub

Kamal Yakub
Chief Executive Officer, Trotro Tractor Limited, Ghana

Trotro Tractor is an agricultural technology company that connects smallholder farmers with tractors and other agricultural machinery using the feature phones. With Trotro Tractor farmers can request, prepay and schedule for tractors and agricultural machinery services using feature phones and smart phones. Tractor owners can also monitor the efficiency of their machines remotely using the Trotro Tractor specialised GPS trackers, USSD App and Mobile App.

In this short time, Kamal has led the team to win the Duapa challenge organized by the British Council, Ghana. Duapa Challenge is an early stage social innovation support competition providing seed capital, business incubation, social mandate training and exposure to the UK for an already existing and viable social enterprise. Duapa Challenge will connect leaders of viable early stage social enterprises to the leading local social impact incubator, to provide support from “idea to market”.

Kamal is a social entrepreneur with 11 years of Corporate Accounting and Marketing experience. He is the founder of www.farmable.me , a crowd-funding platform for smallholder cattle farmers in Ghana.  He’s currently the CEO of Trotro Tractor Ltd, an agricultural technology company that connects farmers with tractors and other agricultural machinery services like planters, combine harvesters etc. (www.trotrotractor.com).

Generally, my interest has been in the implementation of ICT tools and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve peculiar problems in Agriculture and Governance. Through the power of Internet, collaboration has become so much easier than ever. On governance, I promote transparency in the parliament of Ghana through www.odekro.org where I serve as the Community Manager.

Parallel Session 14: Agritech: Innovations transforming the landscape of rural finance and livelihoods
Wednesday October 23, 9.00 - 10.30

Félix Yao 2019

Felix Yao
Coordinator of the Financial Education Programme of the Ministry of National Education of Côte d'Ivoire

Master trainer in Social and Financial Education certified by Aflatoun International, YAO Kouassi Félix has consolidated his knowledge with the French Banking Federation, the Clés de la Banque de France, Finance et Pédagogie and Finance pour tous (France). YAO Félix has been the Coordinator of the Financial Education Programme of the Ministry of National Education of Côte d'Ivoire since 2013. 

He also serves as Chairman of the Working Group''Client Protection and Financial Education'' within the framework of Côte d'Ivoire's National Financial Inclusion Strategy. 

A knight in the Order of Merit of National Education, YAO Félix is the author of two Guides: Top Budget - Where does my money go? - and Personal Finance: Tips and practical advice.

Parallel Session 15: Bridges to Inclusion: Financial Literacy, Agent Banking, Savings and Subsidies
Tuesday October 22, 14.00 - 15.30


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Dirk Andreas Zetzsche

Dirk Andreas Zetzsche
ADA Chair in Financial Law-Inclusive Finance, University of Luxembourg

Chairholder Prof. Zetzsche, LLM (Toronto), is professor of law as well as study director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Law and Regulation of Inclusive Finance since March 2016. Since July 2012, Professor Zetzsche is also one of the (non-executive) directors of the Centre for Business and Corporate Law at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Prof. Zetzsche completed his law studies at Heinrich Heine University, where he obtained a Doctor of law in 2004 on securities and corporate law, after having completed his LLM at the University of Toronto in Canada. While at Heinrich Heine University, he also completed his award-winning habilitation thesis on collective investment schemes in 2012 and was granted the venia legendi for private law, business law, comparative law, law and economics as well as law and ethics, before being called upon to take over the Propter Homines Chair of Banking and Securities Law at the University of Liechtenstein in 2012.

Research Meets Africa
Monday October 21, 9.00 - 17.00

Dan Zook

Dan Zook
Executive Director, ISF Advisors - Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab, USA

Dan is the Executive Director of ISF at the Global Development Incubator and has a passion for bringing inclusive agriculture and supply chain financing solutions to market. Based in New York, Dan directs ISF’s portfolio of projects related to investment advisory, financial inclusion, and enterprise strategy in the rural finance sector. This includes managing complex stakeholder partnerships, supporting early stage development of blended finance structures, and engaging on technical design of novel rural financing models. He also contributes to ISF’s research agenda and is a published thought leader in the inclusive finance space.

He previously worked as a strategy consultant specializing in financial services for Dalberg and Booz & Company where he led dozens of engagements focused on inclusive financial services, social impact, and organizational transformation in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Dan has also worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the UAE and he started his career working on a microfinance program for Plan International in Vietnam. Dan holds an MBA with honors from Cornell’s Johnson Business School and a BA from Princeton University in neuroscience.

Parallel Session 8: Fostering Economic Resilience in the Face of Climate Change
Wednesday October 23, 11.00 - 12.30


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