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Our team

Our team

The MiN Executive Team are versatile, professional, qualified staff who have lived and/or worked in Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and Vietnam. The team has travelled extensively in developing countries and between them speak English, French, German, Hindi, Kannada, Lithuanian, 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 other market intelligence projects, 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 finance, membership administration and supports the team by organising logistics for events alongside her day-to-day administrative duties.

Aiste Vysniauskaite

Digital Media Coordinator

Aiste is responsible for website and social media management and supports the design and technical production of the monthly newsletter. She also takes care of our web and social media analytics, creative multimedia outputs and special media projects. Aiste has a background in media and political science and worked in a communications role in the non-profit sector prior to joining the MiN, along with experience in financial services and insurance.

Regional support

Jemma Maclear

Landscape Project Coordinator

Building on her experience working with research organisations focused on financial inclusion and microfinance, Jemma coordinates our flagship Landscape Study programme to support the development of inclusive insurance markets in our target countries. She brings a strong background in international relations and political science, with a research focus on inclusive health insurance.

Mark Robertson

Knowledge Manager

Mark has experience in development consulting across Africa and emerging/ mass market customer insurance. He joined the Network in 2021 to work primarily with MIN's African members and country workshops, and the landscape study execution and analysis.

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.

Trishala Adwaine Suresh


Trishala has a background in public management and international relations with a focus on global health and risk management. She has worked on projects relating to social protection and financial inclusion in India, Bangladesh, Singapore and Indonesia. Trishala assists the Knowledge Manager at MiN in market research and developing content for the Network.