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Founding Director at Wizard Consulting, Business Coach
Nana Mikashavidze has over 20 years of experience in Georgian Financial Sector. Nowadays, she is a founding director at Wizard Consulting, specialized in organizational development and leadership (Tbilisi, Georgia) and a Supervisory Board Member at JSC Tera Bank (Tbilisi, Georgia). Prior to this position, she has been investment manager at Finance in Motion, after serving as a CEO of JSC TBC Leasing for 10 years, where she was actively involved in improvement of access to finance for primarily small and medium size businesses and was active participant in capacity building to develop a sound leasing market in Georgia. During 2008-2012, she was the member of the Supervisory Board in Credo Microfinance. Recently, she took active part in development of Georgian ICT cluster in Georgia.
She holds BBA from European School of Management (Tbilisi, Georgia).
Member GCPF Investment Committee
Judith Brandsma has been a member of GCPF’s Investment Committee since 2015. She has over 20 years of experience in financial sector development around the globe, including at the World Bank and as an independent advisor to international development finance institutions. Judith has served on the Board of Directors of several MSME banks.
Judith is associated with various impact investment funds, focusing amongst others on independent media, financial inclusion and access to education.
Head Green Lending, GCPF
Luke Franson leads financial institution investments for GCPF. He has over a decade of experience pushing the limits of green finance in developing economies and continues to champion new and innovative structures to develop this market. In addition, Luke has led a number of project finance transactions for renewable energy projects, experiences that underline the specific challenges of green lending in an emerging market context. He holds a masters degree in Global Finance and Economic Integration from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.
Head of Climate Finance, responsAbility investments A.G.
Antoine has over 15 years of experience in investments (debt & equity), business development, fund management and credit risk management. He has extensive knowledge of business practices in developing countries, including completing due diligence in more than 30 countries.
He holds a degree in business engineering from UCL Mons, a European master of Microfinance from Solvay Brussels School and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).