Executive Team

The MiN Executive Team are versatile, professional, qualified staff who have lived and/or worked in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela. The team has travelled extensively in developing countries and between them speak English, Arabic, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese and Spanish.

Katharine Pulvermacher, Executive Director
A development economist specialised in Africa, Katharine has a background in investment marketing, research and strategy consulting and brings previous experience managing member-based organisations. She is the programme manager for donor coordination, global partnerships, the Landscape Studies and Consultative Forums, alongside her other strategic and managerial responsibilities.
Asier Achutegui, Senior Manager
With more than 15 years of experience in development, Asier previously worked in the evaluation, development and design of social inclusion public policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has experience in searching for development solutions globally and has worked in budgeting for projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable. In his current role, he is responsible for fundraising; coordinates key events and manages relationships with members from Europe. 
Hugo Fulco, Manager, Communications & Community Relations 
With a background in journalism and international relations, Hugo project manages our Expert Forums, the monthly Newsletter – Network Exchange – and content for our website and social media. He manages relationships with members from Africa and Latin America.
Noelia Garcia, Executive Assistant
With a background in teaching and counselling, Noelia is responsible for membership administration and finance, and supports the team by organising logistics for events alongside her day-to-day administrative duties.
Sara Scheibe-Thakeb, Knowledge Manager
With extensive experience working for NGOs in Africa and Europe, and a background in human rights and non-profit management, Sara is currently responsible for producing briefing papers and special reports, coordinating key events and designing the agendas for regional workshops (outside Latin America). She is also the key contact for our members in Asia. Previously, Sara worked on CSR policies and practices at the EIB, and on communication strategies for the private insurance sector in Luxembourg.
Nicolas Morales, LAC Regional Coordinator
In his role, Nicolas works closely with our regionalisation partners (FIDES, Fasecolda and ILO's Impact Insurance Facility) in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. He is responsible for promoting peer learning and knowledge generation through capacity building workshops, along with the development of publications and reports on inclusive insurance. Prior to joining the MiN, Nicolas was LAC´s Programme Officer in the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), and has a background in economics and engineering. 
If you are interested in providing support, volunteering or joining the team, please see the get involved section.
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