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Henri Dommel, Director of Inclusive Finance

Henri Dommel joined UNCDF as Director of the Inclusive Finance Practice Area in 2007. He is responsible for leading the practice's strategy in digital finance and the promotion of inclusive digital economies.

UNCDF is active in more than 25 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, building through a market development approach, strong digital finance eco-systems that contribute to the emergence of digital economies, and has partnered with more than 150 private sector actors in that regard.

Prior to joining UNCDF as Director, Mr Dommel spent 6 years (2001-2007) at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) as its Senior Technical Advisor, Rural Finance. Prior to IFAD, Mr Dommel had worked as Programme Manager at UNCDF from 1993 to 2001, managing a range of UNCDF programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Before entering the UN system altogether, Henri Dommel worked at Banque Paribas in New Delhi as well as in Paris at the bank's Department for Africa and the Middle East.

Mr Dommel holds a masters 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 (also referred to as « Sciences Po »).

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Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary

Ms. Sinha is a globally experienced investment and development banker with a 30-year track record associated with raising and managing institutional public and private development capital.

Xavier Michon, Deputy Executive Secretary

With over 2 decades of experience in the UN, brings in-depth knowledge of programme and operations at HQ and in the field.

Henri Dommel, Director, Inclusive Finance

Henri Dommel, a French national, joined UNCDF as Director of Financial Inclusion in 2007.

David Jackson, Director, Local Development Finance

David Jackson, a British national, has over 30 years of experience in Local Development.

Anders Berlin, Director, LDC Investment Platform

Anders Berlin was previously the Head of Unit for Loans and Guarantees at Sida, and managed a portfolio of about 50 projects around the world.

Nick K. Kolev, Senior Adviser

Nick Kolev has joined UNCDF as Senior Advisor, Capital Markets for Development (Director) based in New York reporting to the Executive Secretary. Prior to UNCDF, Nick served as Senior Manager at FirstRand Group.

John Rutere, Head, Office of Finance & Management Services

Prior to joining UNCDF, John worked with UNDP for the last 12 years in the Office of Financial Resource Management (OFRM) where he held various roles including Chief of Financial Performance Management where his responsibilities.

Christel Alvergne, Regional Coordinator, WCA

Christel Alvergne, a French national, joined UNCDF in 2008, and is now the Regional coordinator for West and central Africa.

Maria Perdomo, Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Maria Perdomo became UNCDF's Regional Coordinator for Asia in 2021 and brought with her 15 years of experience working with public and private sector stakeholders to bring finance to the most excluded in the LDCs..

Casper Sonesson, Policy Adviser

Casper Sonesson joined UNCDF in 2020 as Head of Policy. Prior to joining UNCDF, Casper served as Global Policy Adviser on the role of extractive industries and private sector.

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