Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues
Kathryn C. Kaufman has built a career serving both the public and private sectors, with a focus on pursuing how governments can support private industry to spur economic growth and stability. She currently serves as Managing Director, Global Women’s Issues. Ms. Kaufman is responsible for leading OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, a top priority for the Administration. Before joining OPIC, Ms. Kaufman was a founding Partner at New Magellan Ventures (NMV).
SBM BANK KENYA
Head of Women Markets
Maggie is a seasoned Investment banker, worked for StateStreet Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for over 10 years, she rose through the Corporate America leadership ranks purely through merit. She is such a risk taker, she made a bold move- relocated to Kenya to work with Chase Bank start Diaspora & Remittances unit since 2011 to bank International clients. Maggie is a passionate, self driven go-getter and a highly sought after speaker and mentor to many young girls. She is also a GEC member
KCB BANK KENYA
Annastacia is an astute Career Banker with over eighteen (18) years’ experience in Banking and eight (8) years in senior management in strategic leadership and business development. Previously held roles include Regional Business Manager and Branch Manager. She has gained experience and competence across various disciplines under Business Growth areas, People Management- (Performance Management, Leadership and talent development), Business Risk and Compliance, Change Management, Channel Optimiza
IFC/SME Finance Forum
Financial Sector Specialist
Minerva Kotei leads the women’s entrepreneurship finance activities and coordinates data initiatives at the SME Finance Forum, a G-20 initiative managed by IFC. She has over 18 years’ experience in the financial sector and has worked on a range of financial sector projects across the World Bank Group, including MSME initiatives in East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, East and West Africa. Prior to joining the Forum, she led IFC’s global leasing operations.
Head of Corporate Partnerships
Ewan Livingston is the Head of Corporate Partnerships at ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty. He has held a number of corporate advocacy and partnership roles across development and other sectors. He started his career in the UK Parliament, working for the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. He holds an MA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Development Studies from the University of London.
An executive with a distinguished career & experience developing strategies; a driving force delivering sound guidance within complex settings that demand keen business acumen. A visionary leader with a consultancy approach to business operations; increasing efficiencies, improving productivity & developing high performance teams to advance organizational direction & objectives. Empowering communicator with a hands-on, big picture approach to management, coaching, mentoring in driving success.
NEW FACES NEW VOICES
I am a keen influencer for Women and youth and use my skills authority and influence to engage and empower other women in different platform such as access to finance, financial advisory services information and networking opportunities. I am an economist by training and hold a n MBA in international business from Cardiff Business School. I am also a financial sector specialist having worked in senior positions in the central bank in Zambia. I value the GBA platforms which are useful.
Senior Director, Global Advocacy
Karen Mathiasen is the Senior Director of Global Advocacy at Data2X, a platform housed at the U.N. Foundation dedicated to improving the use and production of gender disaggregated data. Previously Karen served as Acting U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank, where she helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WI-FI) and secure a commitment to double Bank-wide sourcing from women.Karen has also held several senior positions with the U.S. Department of Treasury, After Mwenya Mapoma
VP, Office of the Vice Chairman
Working with Mastercard’s Vice Chairman, Sam is supporting their work with governments, NGOs, foundations and fintech partners, using their technology, know-how and global network to drive inclusive growth and deliver innovation that serves the communities in which they operate around the world. Previously, Sam was responsible for working with the UK and Ireland public sector to deliver innovation in smart cities, procurement, transit, financial inclusion and welfare disbursements.
Managing Director and CEO
Mr Henk Gezienus Mulder is the former Managing Director for Rabo Development. With an international career spanning over 35 years, Mr Mulder is a Law and management Graduate of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with extensive experience in banking with expertise in strategic and change management, credit risk, treasury, investment and retail banking. He started his career in 1982 at ABN Amro Bank where he served in various roles in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, Romania and Saudi Arabia. During the last 23 years he has served as CEO of various banks. Since November 2016 he is CEO and MD of Zanaco, Zambia.
Inez Murray is the Chief Executive Officer of the GBA. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction, implementing the Board’s vision and overseeing the GBA’s day-to-day operations. She is a globally recognized expert in women’s economic empowerment, with nearly 20 years’ experience supporting financial institutions’ reach and impact to women customers. Prior to joining GBA, she was Executive Vice President at Women’s World Banking, responsible for WWB’s Programs and Advisory Practice. Inez holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin; an MIA in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University; and a Diploma in Advanced Management from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
McKinsey & Company
Munya is a Partner at McKinsey in the Johannesburg Office and has spent 6 years with the Firm. Munya is a core member of the Africa FIG practice and works mostly in Corporate Banking and Risk across EMEA region on a range of topics such as – Frontline Excellence and Sales Force Effectiveness, Corporate Banking strategy, Transaction Banking and Digital in CIB
Diamond Bank Plc
Head, Women’s Banking
Susan Okoh heads the Women’s Proposition at Diamond Bank Nigeria. She began her career in Investment Banking in JP Morgan Chase London and is diversely experienced in Strategy & Research, Financial control, Risk management and most recently Gender Management. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with a Masters in Finance from Cranfield School of Management England. She is passionate about the use of technology in creating access to markets for female entrepreneurs.
Ceren Ozhan is an Investment Officer based in Istanbul, and she joined IFC’s Financial Institutions Group in September 2011. Ceren previously worked at several Turkish banks including TSKB and Denizbank, where she was part of Financial Institutions Group. Prior to her work with Turkish private banks, Ceren worked at the World Bank as a consultant in various departments including DECRG, PREM Gender and ECA PSD. Ceren has a PhD degree in Finance and Accounting and she is a graduate of SAIS.