Full Name
Hannah Siedek
Job Title
Senior Investment Officre
European Investment Bank
Speaker Bio
Hannah Siedek is a Senior Investment Officer with 20 years experience in access to finance strategy, operations, and technology-enabled delivery models. She joined the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg in October 2015 and has since then financed microfinance service providers in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) region, as well as microfinance investment vehicles world-wide. .
Her career started at CGAP/The World Bank where she acquired experience and knowledge in a range of different challenges facing the access to finance industry.
During her 3 years with the CGAP Paris office, she was deeply involved in the aid effectiveness initiatives of the donor consortium. When moving to CGAP Washington DC in 2005, she joined the newly created Technology Programme and focused on designing projects for alternative delivery channels, including mobile banking- and agent banking services in Latinamerica.
To complement her World Bank experience, Hannah joined ProCredit Holding AG in 2008 and became the Managing Director of ProCredit Bank Congo, DRC and an executive member on the bank’s Board of Directors. During the three years with ProCredit, she oversaw the organizational restructuring of the bank to enable its regional and national expansion, she managed the introduction of SME loans, grew the branch network from 6 to 17 branches with a first time expansion into regions outside the capital city, and helped grow staff numbers to 500.
Hannah holds degrees in Bank Financial Management and Development Finance, a course in Climate Finance from Cape Town University (on-line), a European Master (MSc.) in Management from ESCP-EAP, France and City University, UK, and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Bayreuth University, Germany. She is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish.
Hannah Siedek