Key operational team members
Mateo Zanetic – Director of Operations
Mateo joined the Charity in July 2014 as a consultant. From January 2015 he took a permanent position as Regional Director for Africa. Mateo graduated with a degree in Management Accounting and Corporate Finance from Wits University. After that he spent a few years as a business consultant. In 2005, he joined The Small Enterprise Foundation, a leading micro-finance institution in South Africa as an Administration Manager. He went on to assume various senior management roles in the organization. In 2008, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, a role he did until he started with MLF as a consultant.
Jack Ngoma – Interim CEO Zambia
Jack joined MicroLoan in 2009 as Finance Manager for Zambia before spending time in Malawi as Interim Head of Finance in 2013. In the same year he moved back to Zambia and was appointed
as Chief Financial Officer and in 2018 he was appointed as Interim CEO. Prior to joining MicroLoan, he worked with Bayport, a leading commercial microfinance institution in Zambia in various roles including as an operations officer managing operations in the Northwestern Province. Jack is a chartered certified accountant, a member of ACCA with a BSc in Accounting from OxfordBrookes University and is currently completing an MBA in Finance with the University of London.
Corrie Mulder – CEO Malawi
Corrie Mulder was born in Krugersdorp, South Africa and matriculated at Monument High School. He joined the South Africa Army and graduated from the Military Academy, a branch of the University of Stellenbosch. He left the Defence Force in 1997, as a senior officer, and started a second career in business consulting. In this period he consulted extensively to microfinance institutions including MicroLoan Foundation. He joined MLF Malawi as CEO in August 2015.
Andre Harriman – CEO Zimbabwe
Andre joined the charity in February 2015 as a Risk Management Consultant and Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Officer. He became Head of Operations for MLF Malawi in June 2015. In April 2016 he became the CEO for MLF Zimbabwe. Andre graduated with a degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Sheffield in 2009, while working part-time for the Financial Times. He has since worked exclusively in the microfinance sector, spending 2010 with BRAC Bangladesh as an Operations and Risk Management Assistant. In 2011 he joined The Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa as an Operations Assistant. In 2013 he was appointed Senior Operations Coordinator before joining MLF.
Peter Ryan – Founder & Advisor
Born in Plymouth, Peter was educated at Kelly College in Devon, taking a year off to travel prior to entering Greenwich University where he obtained a BA (Hons) in International Marketing. His initial career was focussed on marketing and setting up production for consumer goods products, toiletries – ‘Old Spice’, ‘Imperial Leather Soap’ and ‘Duracell Batteries’ to Africa, and parts of Europe. This experience triggered an interest in gaining a better understanding of the realities of Africa and in particular the lives of the poor who would never be able to afford the products that he was marketing.
He then started a number of UK businesses in the food, traceability and parking services area before founding the MicroLoan Foundation in his spare time – a microfinance charity that provides business training, mentoring and small business ‘start-up’ loan capital to poor women in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Peter is a frequent speaker on microfinance, with a special interest in Africa and blending the need for financial professionalism and social change. He is married to a psychotherapist and has two children.
Key fundraising team members
Malin Rosenkvist – Head of Philanthropy and Communications
Malin has ten years of experience of fundraising for organisations in the international development sector including Book Aid International, Starehe UK, Uganda Society for Disabled Children and Able Child Africa. Her expertise is major gifts and partnership fundraising, and she has a track record of setting up successful major donor programmes. She has a degree in International Politics and Development from SOAS and has lived, worked and travelled extensively in sub-Saharan Africa.
Madeleine van Hilten – Head of Trusts and Foundations
Madeleine joined MicroLoan in August 2015 after working for Greenhouse Sports, Plan UK, and ActionAid as a generalist fundraiser. Before changing careers to the non-profit sector Madeleine worked as a geologist and volunteered for various organisations such as an animal shelter in Cairo and a children’s hospital in Houston. Being passionate about the subject, Madeleine obtained a certificate in International Development from the University of British Columbia through an online study programme. For two years Madeleine successfully managed relationships with a varied portfolio of trusts & foundations and corporate partners, organised events and took on the challenge of climbing Mount Mulanje in Malawi. In her current role she manages our long-term partnerships with grant-making institutions and leads a team of dedicated fundraisers – many of them volunteers – who generate income from trusts and foundations from the UK, Europe and the USA.