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Boulder Institute of Microfinance and Sustainable Development Board of Director

In addition to academic excellence, the Members of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance and Sustainable Development Board of Directors have a solid base of experience in the field.

Robert Peck Christen: President / Founding Board Member, currently holds the position of Deputy Director General at Compartamos Banco in Mexico. He has worked in more than forty countries as a consultant to governments, banks, and providers of microfinance services. In addition, he has worked as Director of Financial Services to the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Professor of Practice in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and Senior Advisor for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the World Bank.

Consuelo Muñoz Araya: Vice-President / Founding Board Member, was Director of National Commission for Environment in Chile, with strong background in agricultural, rural, and indigenous community development in Latin America. She has been a consultant for governments and multilateral organizations.

Sousan Urroz-Korori: Vice-President / Founding Board Member, was Director of the Center for World Banking and Finance at the Economics Institute in Boulder, Colorado and Director of the Center for Women Economics Advancement through Entrepreneurship and Higher Education. Since 1998, she has been Senior Faculty at the Leeds School of Business of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Gerhard Coetzee: Board Member, leads customer-focused work at CGAP, working on customer segments, insights, protection and value. He is Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Previously Gerhard was Head of Inclusive Banking at Absa Bank, the founder and Director of the Centre for Inclusive Banking in Africa and Professor in Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria. He is published widely and has worked in several countries, the majority in Africa.

Djibril Maguette Mbengue: Board Member, has 22 years of experience in the financial sector with various positions in Senegal and internationally. Since 2017, Djibril is the Investment Executive/Country Director of GroFin Senegal. Prior to joining GroFin, Djibril held different positions as Country Manager of Oikocredit of Oikocredit Senegal, Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP/the World Bank Group, Portfolio Technical Manager at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Director of Operations at Remix, an MFI/SME consulting firm, and Head of Risk Management at Crédit Mutuel in Senegal. 


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