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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Speaks English, French

An expert in microfinance, mobile money and e-banking

Jean is a development finance specialist with 30 years on the field in more than 40 countries with a goal in reducing poverty through microfinance and migrant remittances

Burundi 1987-1989
Togo 1990-1992
Burkina Faso 2002-2003
Guinée-Conakry 1992-1994
Congo- Brazzaville 1992-1993-1994
Ivory Coast 1992-1993-1994-1995-1996
Senegal 1992-1993-1994-2003
Seychelles 1994
Poland 1992
Mali 2003
Ethiopia 2003-2006
Myanmar 2004
Morocco 2004-2006-2008
USA 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008
Tunisia 2005
Kenya 2005
Palestine 2005
Jordan 2005
Madagascar 2003
Mozambique 2006
Congo DRC 2006
Haiti 2006
Bangladesh 2006 – 2007
Nigeria 2007
Nicaragua 2006
Peru 2008
Inde 2007
Azerbaidjan 2008-2009-2010
Tchad 2008
Sudan/Egypt 2008-2009
Grenada 2009
Haiti 2009-2010-2011
Kazakhstan 2011
Belgium 2011
Haiti, RDC twice, Comoros, Madagascar, Benin 2012
Haiti, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Azerbaidjan, Rwanda 2013
Madagascar (4x), Morocco, Rwanda 2014

Specialties, Main Skills:
Microfinance (MIS, Mbanking, ebanking)
Migrant remittances
Fund management, Guarantee

World Diaspora Fund • Switzerland

General Secretary

2010 - Present (9 years, 3 months)
Mobilization of migrant savings for the development of the country of origin;
Offer migrants a secure investment vehicle that will contribute to the development of their countries of origin
OITFM International Migrant Remittances Observatory • Switzerland

General secretary European office

2010 - Present (9 years, 5 months)
Launch of the World Diaspora Fund;
Fundraising and establishment of the Geneva office (including the website
MyTransfer • Luxembourg/Cotonou, Luxembourg

Executive Director

2001 - Present (18 years, 2 months)
Microfinance Advisory services;
Technology MIS, Mobile banking;
Migrant Remittances;
KPI, Reporting, Social performance;
Microinsurance, Women empowerment, Guarantee fund
Oxfam Novib • Netherlands

EU Project Manager Microfinance Migrant remittances

2010 - 2012 (1 year, 12 months)
INAFI EU funded project linking 10 leading Microfinance institutions in 10 African countries with Migrant organizations in 10 European countries
European Microfinance Platform • Luxembourg

Board member

2007 - 2012 (5 years, 1 month)
e-MFP aims to enhance dialogue, learning and competence in microfinance, by building on existing European experience in developing countries;
We actively promote innovative and inclusive financial sector policy, development strategy, and development modelling, based on research and good practice;
e-MFP also provides an open platform for microfinance experts, practitioners, researchers and policy makers to promote and encourage innovation, joint initiatives and synergy within the sector;
Leader of the Working Group on Remittances
Swiss Microfinance Platform • Switzerland

Board member

2007 - 2010 (3 years, 1 month)
Gathered all the Microfinance actors at RAFAD foundation until the Constitutive Assembly;
Currently the Board member in charge of External Relations
RAFAD • Switzerland

Managing Director

2006 - 2008 (1 year, 9 months)
Managing director of the International Guarantee Fund;
Microfinance Advisory services;
Technology, Remittances, Social Performance;
Reporting, Microinsurance
Microfinance Information eXchange • United States

Senior Technology Advisor

2004 - 2006 (2 years, 8 months)
Management of the portal;
IT support