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Leadership and Team

The Steering Committee

Established in December 2010, the Seal of Excellence for Poverty Outreach Steering Committee is composed of a diverse group of industry leaders. A list of the current committee members can be found below. 

Practitioner and Technical Advisors to the Steering Committee

  • John de Wit, Managing Director, Small Enterprise Foundation, South Africa
  • Anne Hastings, CEO, Fonkoze, Haiti
  • Carmen Velasco, Co-founder and Director, Pro Mujer, Inc., Peru
  • Scott Gaul, Director of Analysis and Product Development Manager, MIX, United States
     

The Technical Committee

Established in the fall of 2011 by the Steering Committee, the Technical Committee consists of raters, researchers and others experienced with assessing the performance of MFIs.

  • Isabelle Barrès, Director, Smart Campaign, Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION, United States
  • Fabiola Cespedes, Social Performance Coordinator, FOROLACFR, Bolivia
  • Chris Dunford, Senior Research Fellow, Freedom from Hunger, United States
  • Micol Guarneri, Social Performance Management Specialist
  • Emmanuelle Javoy, Managing Director, PlaNet Rating, France
  • Cécile Lapenu, Director, Cerise, France
  • Aldo Moauro, Founder and Executive Director, MicroFinanza Rating, Italy
  • Micol Pistelli, Director of Social Performance, MIX, United States
  • Tomás Rodríguez, Central American Coordinator, Programa Misión, Nicaragua
  • Edouard Sers, Quality Manager, PlaNet Rating, France
  • Anton Simanowitz, SPM Specialist, Oikocredit,  England
  • Frances Sinha*, Director, EDA Rural Systems, India
  • Lucia Spaggiari, Director of Social Rating, MicroFinanza Rating, Thailand
  • Carmen Velasco, Co-founder and Director, Pro Mujer, Inc.

* Chair of the Technical Committee
 

Advisory Council

Secretariat

The Seal has its administrative home at the Microcredit Summit Campaign. 

  • JD Bergeron, Director, Seal of Excellence Skype Me™!
  • Bridget Dougherty, Program Associate, Seal of Excellence
  • Larry Reed, Director, Micorcredit Summit Campaign
  • Lisa Laegreid, Deputy Director, Micorcredit Summit Campaign
  • Sue Casey, Executive Assistant, Micorcredit Summit Campaign