Henri Dommel, a French national, joined UNCDF as the Director of the Financial Inclusion Practice Area in 2007.
He is responsible for leading the Unit's strategy in promoting access to financial services and the development of inclusive financial sectors in least developed countries. In his position, Mr. Dommel helps develop UNCDF's strategy within Inclusive Finance, as well as support UNCDF's agenda on product innovation and diversification which includes microinsurance, remittances, financial services for youth, among others.
Mr. Dommel started his career at Banque Paribas in New Delhi as well as in Paris at the bank's department for Africa and the Middle East.
He joined the UN system in 1992, working as Programme Manager at UNCDF until 2001.
Prior to joining UNCDF again, Mr. Dommel worked from 2001 to 2007 as Senior Technical Advisor for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Mr. Dommel holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a degree from the "Institut d'Études Politiques" of Paris, France.