DR. CLAUDE FALGON
Dr. Falgon has been working as consultant for developmental financial institutions, commercial banks, and microfinance institutions for more than 20 years, in France and other countries. The specific fields of expertise include: financial, operational and institutional audits of banks and microfinance institutions; microfinance regulation; transformation of micro credit systems into sustainable MFIs. Dr. Falgon has directed or participated to studies or consulting missions in the financial sector in more than fifteen countries in the Mediterranean Region, Africa and Asia.
Steven Duchatelle has eighteen years of experience in financial services, of which fifteen in micro-finance. Through his various positions in world-class financial institutions and consulting firms he gained a solid practical knowledge of both retail banking and micro-finance operations from different perspectives: strategy, governance, operations, business development, organization, internal controls, risks.
Honorary Consul of The Kingdom of Belgium (April 2012 – present)
Honorary Consul of The Netherlands in Uzbekistan (2000 – present)
President of the Tashkent Diplomatic Consul Club (2005 – present)
Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (2001 – present)
Eelko Bronkhorst is a Partner at emerging markets finance firm Financial Access Capital Partners, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Mr. Bronkhorst has extensive experience in both the profit and non-profit sector,with particular focus on development finance, turnaround management and building businesses in the financialsector. He is particularly active in the Microfinance, Agrifinance and Renewable Energy Finance area in various geographies. In joint cooperation with various NGOs, donor organizations, development banks and private sector banks Mr. Bronkhorst has successfully developed and implemented various initiatives and PPP programmes to improve access to finance to these sectors in East Africa and Asia.
Emmanuel Aris has nine years of experience working in business administration and international investment: After graduating from a French business school with a Masters in Finance and Management, he joined an international microfinance network to participate in the creation of a business unit dedicated to SME finance in Mozambique.
Ms Montfort is Head of Finance for the Advans Group. She has been working for the Group since 2001. From 2001 to 2006, she carried out short-term assignments such as evaluations, business plans, feasibility studies, and support for IT implementation and management. She was subsequently assigned to Advans Ghana (as CFO from 2006 to 2009), and to Advans Bank Tanzania as CFO and interim CEO (2010-2012). Since 2013, she has been structuring and managing the Finance department at the Group level
MASOOD KARIM SHAIKH
Masood Karim Shaikh is a seasoned banker with 30+ years of C level experience as Group Head international banking ,COO,Country Head of Corporate / Investment banking,CFO in large Commercial banks and Islamic banks.He served on Boards of banks,Financial Institutions and other corporations as independent and Non Executive director/chairman.