Interviews Archive

Interview with Patrick Sapy, Vice President of EMN Aisbl Board

Patrick Sapy is General Manager at the Belgian MFI, microStart as well as the newly elected Vice President of the European Microfinance Network (EMN) aisbl Board of Directors. Sapy began his career in microfinance in 1993 when


Asad Mahmood, the Managing Director of Global Social Investment Funds at Deutsche Bank, discussed Deutsche bank's initiatives to promote microfinance and social entrepreneurship to Microfinance Focus on the sidelines of the 9th Annual Zell Center Chicago Microfinance Conference. Asad

Innovations in Microfinance: Interview with Jorge Puerto Ramirez – General Manager, EMN

Jorge Puerto Ramirez started working for the European Microfinance Network (EMN) as General Manager in April 2012. After working with EMN for over a year, Ramirez says that he finds the position of General Manager challenging, but

Grameen Foundation taps microfinance and technology to battle poverty

As a Haitian microfinance borrower gets a micro-loan to propel his enterprise's growth, farmers thousands of miles away in Indonesia tap mobile technology to sell their crops at a profitable rate. This is the Utopia that Grameen

Tier Definitions: Interview with Kaspar Wansleben – Executive Director, LMDF

In this interview with Microfinance Focus Europe, Kaspar Wansleben, Executive Director at the Luxembourg Microfinance Development Fund (LMDF), discusses a new paper on tier definitions released by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). Wansleben is co-chair of the

Exclusive Interview with Bob Annibale, Global Head of Citi Microfinance

Microfinance Focus: How do you think the definition and objectives of microfinance have changed in the past few years? What does it mean to Citi now versus several years ago? Bob Annibale: When we at Citi Microfinance began

Exclusive Interview with Philippe Serres, AFD

As part of the European Microfinance Week coverage, we at Microfinance Focus are interviewing influential members of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and the microfinance community at large to get their perspective on current events. In this

An interview with Prof. Dr. Hans Dieter Seibel: Regulation, savings and the history of microfinance

Microfinance Focus, October 22, 2012: With European Microfinance Week fast approaching, we at Microfinance Focus thought it appropriate to interview influential members of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and get their perspective on current events. In this