Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Microinsurance Network is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Henk J.J. van Oosterhout as the new Network Interim Executive Director.
With an extensive background in inclusive finance, Henk brings to the Network a wealth of experiences spanning over thirty years in two dozen countries across South-East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
His professional career includes taking on leading roles for projects at GIZ, the World Bank, the European Commission, Rabobank Foundation, and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and most recently running his own consultancy firm IFAS in his native Netherlands. Henk is also the author of a number of publications on behavioural finance and regional development.
With the current Network strategic framework coming to an end in July 2017, one of Henk’s priorities will be guiding the Network through the process of establishing a new five-year strategic framework. Henk will be in the Network office daily and is looking forward to hearing from current and potential members. He will also soon be reaching out to our Network members and friends to seek feedback and discuss issues. Please, let’s make Henk feel welcome!
“We are excited to welcome Henk to the Microinsurance Network and feel that his vast experience working in financial inclusion coupled with a deep knowledge of the developing world will be great additions to the Network, particularly at a time where we are looking to strengthen our relationship with the industry in the regions.” says Michael J. McCord, Chairman of the Board, Microinsurance Network.
"My ambition in taking this position at the Microinsurance Network is to add value to the sector by providing a fresh perspective on emerging issues in microinsurance" says the newly appointed Interim Executive Director. "I believe my background in microfinance, and knowledge of how things are run and approached in the developing world will be an asset in this new challenge."