Medha Wilson - Group Chief Executive Officer

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Medha Wilson

Group Chief Executive Officer

Key operational team

Mateo Zanetic - Regional Director and Chief Executive Officer Zimbabwe

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Mateo Zanetic

Regional Director and Chief Executive Officer Zimbabwe

Jack Ngoma - Chief Executive Officer Zambia

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Jack Ngoma

Chief Executive Officer Zambia

Randall G. Williams - Chief Executive Officer Malawi

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Randall G. Williams

Chief Executive Officer Malawi

Key finance team

David McCrossan - Group Chief Financial Officer

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David McCrossan

Group Chief Financial Officer

Key fundraising team

Malin Rosenkvist - Director of Fundraising & Communications

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Malin Rosenkvist

Director of Fundraising & Communications

Our Trustees

Dr Mick Jackson - Chairman

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Dr Mick Jackson

Chairman

Bernice Dunsmuir - Trustee

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Bernice Dunsmuir

Trustee

Karen Scholes - Trustee

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Karen Scholes

Trustee

Colin Milne - Trustee

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Colin Milne

Trustee

Our Founder

Peter Ryan - Founder

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Peter Ryan

Founder

Our Partners

Medha Wilson

Group Chief Executive Officer

Medha Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer at MicroLoan Foundation. In her current role she oversees the activities of MicroLoan’s operations in Africa and is responsible for developing the overall strategy of the Group. She serves on the board of the three MicroLoan subsidiaries in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Medha has extensive experience in financial inclusion in both senior operational and investment management roles in emerging and frontier markets, across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her expertise also includes establishing and scaling-up of greenfield operations, turnaround of struggling entities and governance. She also has considerable experience in engaging with a broad range of social and impact investors.

Medha is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from The London School of Economics.

Mateo Zanetic

Regional Director and Chief Executive Officer Zimbabwe

Mateo Zanetic is the Regional Director of MicroLoan Foundation. In his current role he is responsible for operations management, which includes providing hands-on support to MLF CEOs in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mateo serves on all three MLF subsidiaries. His responsibilities include providing guidance and troubleshooting in areas related to expansion to new operational areas and products, development of annual budgets and setting of performance targets for operational staff. Mateo heads the Social Performance Management function and is responsible for developing the evolving SPM framework and the reporting of SPM findings to both internal and external stakeholders. Currently, Mateo also serves as a CEO of MLF Zimbabwe.

Mateo has an extensive background in microfinance operations in Southern Africa, specifically in scale-up of activities, integrating social performance in operational decision-making and in people management.

He holds a degree in Management Accounting and Corporate Finance from Wits University.

Jack Ngoma

Chief Executive Officer Zambia

Jack Ngoma is Chief Executive Officer of MicroLoan Foundation Zambia. In his current role he is responsible for implementing strategic plans for Zambia operations, identifying partnership opportunities, and developing the local team.

Jack has vast experience in the microfinance sector. Prior to joining MicroLoan, he worked with a leading commercial microfinance institution in Zambia. Jack first joined MicroLoan in 2009 as the Finance Manager for Zambia before spending some time with our Malawian operation in 2013. Jack returned to Zambia and was appointed Chief Financial Officer, where he played a key role in the in the growth of the operations. He was promoted to his current role in 2018.

He is a chartered certified accountant, a member of the ACCA, has a BSc in accounting from Oxford Brookes university and is currently completing an MBA in finance with the University of London.

Randall G. Williams

Chief Executive Officer Malawi

Randall Williams is the Chief Executive Officer for MicroLoan Foundation Malawi. In this role he is responsible for leading the implementation processes of the organisation’s strategies aimed at achieving MicroLoan Foundation’s goals.

Originally from Jamaica, Randall has lived and worked across different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing with him a wide range of skills in banking, fintech and microfinance. He’s no stranger to Malawi having lived and worked there in 2016 during his time with Zoona Group.

Randall obtained his bachelor’s degree in Management Studies and Economics from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), and holds a Masters in Finance from the University of London (UK). He also recently completed an Executive Certificate in Financial Inclusion from Harvard University (USA).

David McCrossan

Group Chief Financial Officer

David McCrossan is MicroLoan’s Chief Financial Officer and oversees the group’s finance and treasury functions.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and previously a senior manager at BDO LLP, where he had responsibility for a diverse portfolio of national and international clients across a variety of sectors. David developed a passion for the third sector during his time at BDO and has increasingly specialised in helping such organisations manage their operations and compliance responsibilities effectively. He brings to MicroLoan extensive experience in both financial and general management and a track record of delivering growth and impact through process improvements, efficiency and innovation.

Malin Rosenkvist

Director of Fundraising & Communications

Malin is Director of Fundraising & Communications at MicroLoan, responsible for managing relationships with high-value individual donors, ensuring that they have full insight into the impact of their philanthropic giving.

She brings ten years of experience in business development and fundraising in the international development sector to this role. Prior to joining MicroLoan, Malin worked with numerous charities focusing on education and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. Her expertise is major gifts, and she has a track record of setting up successful major donor programmes and developing impactful corporate partnerships.

In this role Malin also develops tailor-made partnerships, events and employee engagement opportunities for corporate funders to maximise the mutual benefits.

Malin has a degree in International Politics and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and has lived, worked and travelled extensively in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Mick Jackson

Chairman

Mick became part of the MicroLoan family in 2019 when MicroLoan merged with the WildHearts Foundation. WildHearts and MicroLoan now share a board of trustees, of which Mick serves as the chairman.

He is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the WildHearts Group, – a portfolio of B2B social businesses committed to creating global social change. The profits from WildHearts companies support the work of the Foundation. Mick has been recognised globally for his work. He is the second only recipient of the highly prestigious Babson Social Innovation Award from the world’s top school in entrepreneurship and an EY Entrepreneur of the Year. WildHearts was also voted the Social Enterprise UK’s People Choice by the UK public.

Mick is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion. Bringing this passion and drive will help MicroLoan achieve greater social impact and contribute to our goal of transforming 1 million lives every year.

Bernice Dunsmuir

Trustee

Bernice is a corporate lawyer by background, having spent over 10 years with top law firms advising companies on a wide range of transactions, including M&A, listing on the London Stock Exchange and joint ventures. More recently she has specialised in corporate governance and runs her own consultancy, advising boards on board effectiveness. She is also active in the legal and professional development of lawyers.

Karen Scholes

Trustee

Karen has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant, and is an owner and director of Scholes CA Ltd. Scholes CA Ltd have offices in both the Orkney Islands and Edinburgh. Karen also served as the Chair of the ICAS Members in Practice Advisory Board, and currently sits as a member of the ICAS Council, she is an advocate for raising the profile of the accountancy profession.

Karen is passionate about entrepreneurship and financial education, demonstrated by her role as a Stewart Ivory Financial Education Officer.

Colin Milne

Trustee

Colin is a Network Engineer, with a career that has seen him work across the public and private sectors. His expertise is extensive, specialising in areas across technology, engineering and IT. Passionate about global and local social change, Colin has served on WildHearts Foundation board as trustee for almost 10 years.

Peter Ryan

Founder

Peter Ryan is the founder of MicroLoan Foundation. He spent much of his early career in marketing and setting up production for consumer goods, including ‘Old Spice’ ‘Imperial Leather Soap’ and ‘Duracell’, in Africa and parts of Europe.

His time spent travelling and working in Africa led Peter to look into ways business could support those living in poverty. In 1997 Peter visited the Philippines with a former college friend who was running a charity supporting some of the poorest people in the country. This visit sparked an interest to do more and by 1998 the idea for MicroLoan Foundation was born. Over the next four years Peter began fundraising and developing a strategy for operations. The first loans and training were made to women in Malawi in 2002.

Peter is a frequent speaker on microfinance, with a special interest in Africa and blending the need for financial professionalism and social change. He has a degree in International Marketing for Greenwich University.