Ms Annette Houtekamer-van Dam

Position: Advisor Inclusive Insurance and Integrated Risk Management
Description (bio):

For over twelve years I have been working in finance-, insurance- and for development institutions to build a poverty-free, gender-balanced, equitable, ecologically-sensitive, democratic, just and value based inclusive society. I assisted financial institutions and public and private sector organisations in designing demand-driven strategies, programmes, products, policies, systems and processes that are informed by global experience and tailored to local realities. My focus is on:

  • Connecting financial services, information, technology, products, clients and customers, including through mobile platforms
  • Financing growth and expansion through effective capital structuring and capital mobilisation
  • Building local capacity and peer networks, platforms for delivering long-term results, and institutions responsive to un(der)served markets.
  • Improving agricultural output, improving public-health infrastructure & WASH and increasing financial self-reliance and cooperation.

My countries of experience are: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Senegal and South Africa.

In the recent past I was working at the Microinsurance Network as Microinsurance Expert. Previously I have worked for a bank, an insurance company and a reinsurance company where I have been responsible for various departments and commercial targets.

Expertise: Consultancy and technical assistance
Region (where based): Europe and Central Asia
Regional focus: East Asia and Pacific
Country of expertise / operation: India
Interest: Agriculture insurance
Favorite quote: Be the change you want to see in the world