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Martin Holtmann heads Microfinance Group in the IFC’s Global Financial Markets Department, with a client portfolio consisting of over 90 MFIs and $800 million in outstanding commitments. he was Lead Financial Specialist at CGAP, . he worked at IPC, a firm specializing in microfinance consulting and management services. From 1995 through 2001 he was the Moscow-based director of the EBRD Russia Small Business Fund, a program that has extended over US$ 3 billion to MSMEs.
Eliza Erikson, Microfinance Portfolio Manager, of Calvert Foundation's international microfinance portfolio. portfolio has grown from $10 million to over $55 million in loans and equity investments outstanding. ..worked at Corporation for Enterprise Development and USAID, in the US, Latin America, South Asia and North Africa. In addition, she designed and implemented a microfinance program at a community development corporation in the central highlands of Guatemala. . She is a member of the Board of Directorsof the I Do Foundation.
Monica Brand, Principal Director of ACCION Global Investments, . currently manages the Gateway Microfinance Innovation Fund, early stage companies providing new products and services that promote breakthroughs in financial inclusion. Earlier, Monica launched and ran ACCION’s Marketing & Product Development Unit, working with ACCION’s affiliates in Latin America and Africa in the development and roll-out of insurance, programmed savings, and remittances.
John Wasielewski, Director of USAID’s Office of Development Credit (ODC), began his career with USAID in the late 1970s as a Special Assistant to the Administrator and then as a loan officer in Thailand. As a private consultant, he worked with USAID in South Africa on their Housing Guaranty program, as well as with UNICEF in Namibia and with USAID’s mission in West Bank/Gaza. In 1998, John returned to USAID full time to establish and direct the ODC activities. The office promotes and administers Development Credit Authority (DCA) activities which advance US Government efforts to support local private sector lending for economic growth, infrastructure finance, and other revenue producing development activities. DCA has mobilized approximately $1.6 billion in 60 countries around the world.