Executive Team

The Executive Team of the Microinsurance Network is run by a small and dynamic team comprised of:

Katharine Pulvermacher, Executive Director
Katharine provides strategic and executive leadership to the Microinsurance Network, guiding the organisation in the implementation of its 5-year strategic plan (2017-2022), with a view to grow and strengthen the organisation’s impact and value to the sector. In her role, she draws upon a wealth of experience in leadership and management, organisational strategy development, multi-stakeholder engagement and coordination, as well as research and thought leadership, with a focus on market intelligence in emerging economies.
Nadia Vanuytrecht, Operations Manager
Nadia leads the membership relations and office coordination functions of the Secretariat and ensures its operations are effective and professional. Leveraging her background in public relations and professional experience in administration and event management, Nadia helps members to navigate all aspects of their membership and provides them with the information and support necessary to join and make the most of their experience in our ever-growing and dynamic network of microinsurance professionals.
Meredith Lytle, Coordinator, Community Relations & Events
Meredith supports the development and implementation of the retention and prospection strategies by engaging with existing and future members of the Microinsurance Network. With years of experience in client relations and account management, she looks forward to fostering conversations with individuals and organisations involved in microinsurance to continue a thriving and growing Network.
Hugo Fulco, Coordinator, Community Relations & Communications
Hugo draws on his background in journalism and international relations to promote the work of the Network through the production of insightful and valuable content for the website and by supporting the management of its social media channels. He is responsible for the member-exclusive, fortnightly Network Exchange newsletter, and using his eye for detail, supports the Senior Communications Manager with the writing of the Network’s various communication outputs and the proofreading of its publications. In addition to his activities within the Communications team, Hugo also oversees the technical aspect of the Network’s online Expert Forums.
Annalisa Bianchessi, Senior Communications Manager 
Annalisa oversees the Microinsurance Network’s media and communication activities and the design and management of key Network events. Through a professional approach rooted in social marketing, she supports the Network to reach its full potential in terms of reach, visibility and member value. In her role she draws upon her experience teaching on a Master in Communication from the University of Texas at El Paso, and advising on the design and implementation of communication campaigns for social marketing in developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
If you are interested in providing support, volunteering or joining the team, please see the get involved section.
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