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Global Insurance Director
Speaker Bio
Solène Favre is Global Insurance Director for VisionFund International (VFI) since February 2019. With her team, she supports MFIs in setting up insurance operations for their borrowers and their families. More recently, VFI's insurance team has expanded its technical assistance for WV National Offices to protect more families and more children among WV beneficiaries.
Before joining VisionFund International, Solène set up and led the Cambodian subsidiary of the French insurance group Prévoir, the first microinsurance company in Cambodia for almost 7 years, reaching 300,000 insurance policies with a team of 147 people. She also worked on a pilot project to set up the Cambodia's National Social Security before it was handed over and launched officially by the Ministry of Labour in 2012. She also ran a micro-insurance program in India for 2 years providing a health and life community-based insurance for slum dwellers in Maharashtra for UpLift Mutual Association with the French NGO Inter Aide. She started her career in France working for a mutual insurance company for 10 years.
Solène holds a postgraduate degree in Public Health from EHESP (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique).