Franklin Djeumou Ph.D
Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University ,United Kingdom
Christian Loupéda has 25 years of experience in International Development, most of which in financial services for the poor. Mr. Loupeda is currently supporting Grameen Foundation’s efforts in digital finance and branchless banking.
Mr. Loupéda has experience in technical assistance provision, training, strategy design, project management and partnership development. He has also led the work of the Imp-Act Consortium, a global initiative involving organizations committed to promote the practice of SPM in Microfinance. He started his career in development by working at the Banque Internationale pour l’Afrique Occidentale in Paris in 1987, then as research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute, project manager at Catholic Relief Services, operations officer at the World Bank and senior technical advisor microfinance and director financial inclusion at Freedom from Hunger. Mr. Loupéda seats on the board of several institutions including microfinance institutions and NGOs. He has a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master degree in advanced studies in Development Economics from the Université de Paris II-Assas. Mr. Loupéda speaks fluent French and English.
Erica Piedra Ph.D
Professor at Sacramento
Emergency Medical Technician
American Heart Association Certified Instructor
Senior Director Financial Inclusion at Grameen Foundation