Mrs. Anna Semenova, principle consultant and founder of Global FinQuality, is a banking and investment professional with over 16 years’ experience in the financial development sector in emerging markets, particularly in Eastern and South Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Mrs. Semenova worked for ProCredit Bank Ukraine during 2002 – 2006, Circle Partners – a global investment fund administrator (The Netherlands) in 2015 and Oikocredit International – a worldwide social investor (The Netherlands) during 2015 – 2016. For the period of 2009 -2014 Mrs. Semenova worked on different consulting and research projects for consulting companies such as Frankfurt School of Finance (Germany), GOPA Consultants (Germany), BF Consulting (Switzerland), Enclude (The Netherlands) and directly for International Finance Corporation (IFC) on behalf of several international companies:
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE)
- Mercy Corps
- FINCA International
Her expertise comprises retail banking, microfinance, SME finance, savings mobilization, risk management, social investments, institutional assessment, social performance management, market research and feasibility studies, product development, marketing and customer service.
Mrs. Semenova holds a master degree in International Management from Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands, 2009) and a bachelor degree in Credit and Finance from Kharkov State University (Ukraine, 2001). She became a Certified Expert in Risk Management in 2014 (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management GmbH, Bankakademie HfB, Germany).
In addition, Mrs. Semenova, is a certified independent institutional assessor who is trained by Risk Management Initiative (RIM) in Microfinance in conducting a risk management gap analysis and creating a strategic risk management development plan for financial institutions using the RIM’s Risk Management Graduation Model (RMGM) and Institution Assessment framework. The RIM’s RMGM is a pathways-based, best practice standard for risk management in the microfinance sector so far. Further, Mrs. Semenova is currently also a member of a RIMs member-led working group that is formed to discuss and work on operational risk in Microfinance.
Mrs. Semenova executes various projects herself or in cooperation with other senior consultants who have been working in the finance development industry for many years, having obtained extensive experience in the services offered. The consultants’ profiles are not revealed here, but will be immediately present to you as soon as appropriate.