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Craig Churchill
Team Leader

Email: churchill@ilo.org
Skype: cfchurchill

Craig is the Team Leader of the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility.

He has more than two decades of microfinance experience in both developed and developing countries. In his current position as the chief of the ILO's Social Finance Programme, he focuses on the potential of financial services and policies to achieve social objectives. He serves as the Chair of the Microinsurance Network and on the governing board of the Access to Insurance Initiative. He has authored and edited over 40 articles, papers, monographs and training manuals on various microfinance topics including microinsurance, customer loyalty, organizational development, governance, lending methodologies, regulation and supervision, and financial services for the poorest of the poor.

Craig holds an MA from Clark University and a BA from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA.

American national – Speaks: English, French (essentials)


Michal Matul
Chief Project Manager

Email: matul@ilo.org
Skype: mmatul

Michal oversees the operations of the Facility and leads the Research & Innovation and Market Development initiatives.

His work for more than ten years has focused on understanding financial behaviours and improving risk-management options for low-income households. His background includes work with PlaNet Finance in West Africa and with Microfinance Centre (MFC) in Eastern Europe. 

Michal holds a PhD in Economics from University of Warsaw and a Master’s degree from Sciences Po (Paris) in Economic Demography.

Polish national – Speaks: English, French, Polish


Nicole Afable
Junior Knowledge Management Analyst

Email: afable@iloguest.org
Skype: microinsurance-nicole

Nicole supports the implementation of the Facility's knowledge management strategy and capacity building activities

She has worked as a research and knowledge assistant for different national and regional development programs in Asia.

Nicole has a BA in Behavioral Sciences from University of the Philippines - Manila and is currently taking a masteral degree in Political Science in De La Salle University Manila.

Filipino National – Speaks: English, Filipino


Aparna Dalal
Technical Officer

Email:  dalal@ilo.org
Skype : aadalal

Aparna supports the different of the activities of the Facility by providing technical inputs related to insurance. She works primarily in mobile services, bundling insurance with other financial services and analysis and documentation. 

She has over six years of experience in technology and management consulting in the public and private sectors. She was the Director of Special Projects at the Financial Access Initiative at New York University, where she led microinsurance research projects.

Aparna holds a Master in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Indian national – Speaks: English, Hindi


Camyla Fonseca
Junior Knowledge Management Analyst

Email: guimares@iloguest.org
Skype: myla_fonseca

Camyla supports the implementation of the Facility's knowledge management strategy and capacity building activities

She has previously worked at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil, supporting international cooperation activities among higher education institutions and at the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Geneva in the World Alliance of Cities against Poverty project.

Camyla holds a MA in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and a BA in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Brazilian National – Speaks: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian (basic)


Aida F. Lindmeier
Programme Officer

Email: lindmeier@ilo.org
Skype: ilo-aida-lindmeier

Aida manages the Fellowship Programme, supports the team with corporate communication, programme administration, donor relations and coordinates fundraising activities.

She has worked in the capacity of a Press & Public Relations Officer and a Project Specialist for IOM, USAID, United Nations and the European Union.

Aida holds an MSc in European Integration (University of Graz, Austria), Graduate in International Relations (University of Oslo, Norway) and a BSc degree in Journalism (Prishtina, Kosovo).

Kosovan/German national – Speaks: English, German, French (intermediate), Albanian, Serbo-Croat, and Turkish


 

Alice Merry
Research Analyst 

Email: merry@ilo.org
Skype: alicekmerry
   

Alice works with our partners around the globe to test and analyze innovative solutions in microinsurance.

She has worked in insurance and microinsurance with Lloyd's of London and MicroEnsure since 2010. She has worked in international operations, communication and knowledge management.

Alice has a BA in Classics from Cambridge University and a Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

British National – Speaks: English, French


 

Pranav Prashad
Technical Officer

Email: prashad@ilo.org
Skype: microinsurance-pranav-prashad

Pranav supports the different of the activities of the Facility by providing technical inputs related to insurance. He works primarily in agriculture insurance, alternative distribution and mobile services. He is the focal point for Market Development in Asia.

He has more than two decades of experience and has initiated and taken to scale agriculture and health insurance projects amongst low income households in India, utilizing a diverse set of distribution channels and enabling the projects with technology.

Pranav holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies and a bachelor’s honours degree in Economics, both  from Delhi University, India

Indian national – Speaks: English, Hindi


Miguel Solana
Technical Officer

Email: solana@ilo.org
Skype: microinsurance-miguel-solana

Miguel supports the different of the activities of the Facility by providing technical inputs related to insurance. He works primarily in alternative distribution and agriculture. He is the focal point for Market Development in Peru, Senegal and Morocco.

He has extensive experience in a wide set of financial services. He has worked in capital markets at Deutsche Bank in Mexico City and Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt. He also worked for Symbiotics SA in Geneva finding solutions for investors in the microfinance industry. 

He holds an MBA from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).

 

Mexican national – Speaks: Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese


Jasmin Suministrado
Senior Knowledge and Capacity Building Officer

Email: suministrado@ilo.org
Skype: microinsurance-jasmin

Jasmin leads the Knowledge Management and Capacity Building initiative. She manages knowledge management projects, supervises knowledge sharing and dissemination activities including communities of practice, and oversees the development of capacitiy building strategies and tools such as training.

A Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), Jasmin spent the last twelve years in the field of KM for development, and has acted as KM project manager, trainer, consultant and facilitator for national agencies and international development organizations in Asia and Africa.

She holds an MBA from De La Salle University and a Certificate in Knowledge Management from Knowledge Management Professional Society.

Filipino National –  Speaks: English, Filipino, French


Regional focal points


Yoseph Aseffa
Chief Project Advisor (Based in Ethiopia)

Email: aseffa@ilo.org      
Skype: Microinsurance.Aseffa      
  

Yoseph's responsibilities at ILO focus on ILO's access to insurance for financial inclusion initiatives.

He served for twenty-four years as CEO of the African Insurance Organization (AIO) covering 42 African countries. He initiated the creation of the Association of African Insurance Supervisory Authorities, the African Reinsurance Forum, the African Regional Rating Scheme and the African Centre for Natural Catastrophe Risks. He has done insurance consulting with multiple international organizations.

Yoseph holds a BBA degree from Addis Ababa University and from Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI), USA.

Ethiopian National – Speaks: Amharic, English and French


Lemmy Manje
Technical Officer (Based in Zambia)

Email: lemmy_manje@msn.com
Skype: lmanje

Lemmy is responsible for the design and coordination of the microinsurance development strategy for Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.

He has over fifteen years professional experience in research, training and project management for microinsurance with various international organisations. He has published numerous work on microfinance, microinsurance and small enterprise development.

Lemmy holds an MA in International Development from University of Manchester in United Kingdom and a BA in Economics and Demography from University of Zambia.

Zambian national – Speaks: English