Ian Townsend

A Chartered Banker with operational executive management experience within Commercial Banking and International Microfinance business’s having worked in over 14 developing / emerging countries.  A key driver being to build capacity to develop economic growth, reduce poverty, whilst striving for sustainability.


Specialist knowledge of rural lending and savings, encompassing the development of agriculture products; the specific reporting requirements of this sector; development of value chains; the evaluation of value chain partners, and cashflow management.  


Preparation of Business Plans, to achieve the results required by motivating management and staff; controlling risk; setting KPI’s and monitoring the performance of field officers.
A hands on executive with mentoring experience, having held C.E.O. and C.O.O. positions within Microfinance Lending institutions as well as senior management roles within commercial banking, bringing   skills in managing relationships with donors, regulatory authorities; business partners and interacting with the wider microfinance sector.
 

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