Executive Team

The Secretariat 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.
Jenny is an agricultural engineer, specialised in plant protection, environmental economics and journalism. She has worked for the United Nations Commission in Beirut, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome, an international NGO, and a Francophone newspaper in Lebanon, before joining the Microinsurance Network. She has a strong background in development, project management and communication of scientific findings to various audiences. In the Network, she coordinates Consultative Forums as well as the yearly edition of the State of Microinsurance, and carries out specific analytical tasks, whilst contributing news items and blogs to the website on a regular basis.
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, Events & Fundraising
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.
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.
Hugo Fulco, Communications Officer
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.
Cristina Suárez Bordón, Administrative Officer
With a background in languages and translation, Cristina supports the Network’s production and dissemination of effective multilingual communication outputs and provides general logistical support to the team in the organisation of events and administrative tasks. She draws upon her Spanish skills to support communication with our members from Latin America. With her organisational skills, she is responsible for keeping the Network CRM database up to date, and also supports with website maintenance tasks. Further, she takes care of tracking the distribution of Network publications.
If you are interested in providing support, volunteering or joining the team, please see the get involved section.
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