Vincent Wierda, Regional Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific
Vincent Wierda, a Dutch national, joined UNCDF as a Programme Manager for its CleanStart initiative in 2013 and is now currently taking the role of UNCDF Regional Coordinator for Asia.
Vincent has long worked in the field of financial inclusion, starting in 1998 in Ethiopia, and with extensive subsequent experience in both Asia and Africa.
He has additional experience in SME promotion, business development, agricultural value chains and rural development. In addition to UNCDF, he has worked with the Belgian Development Agency (BTC), Oxfam America, UNDP, UNIDO and at the School or Oriental and African Studies.
Vincent holds an MSc in Economics from the University of London.