Client Protection Pathway Manager
Anne-Laure Behaghel is the Client Protection Pathway Director. She has worked extensively to advance client protection practices in financial services since 2013. She is a financial inclusion specialist, who has been working in the industry since the early 2000s, including six years in developing countries. She started working in the field of inclusive finance by launching two greenfield microfinance institutions, one in Mexico and the other in Senegal, taking up the position of chief financial officer in both institutions. She then joined Kiva, the pioneer in crowdfunding for microfinance, for whom she developed the portfolio in African French-speaking countries, conducting both social and investment due diligence to identify partners with a double bottom-line objective.
She works mainly with impact investors for their due diligence and provides technical advisory services, in particular in the field of smallholder farmer finance.
Anne-Laure holds a master’s degree from ESCP, one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe. She speaks English, French, Spanish, Polish and German and is currently learning Portuguese, being based out of Porto, Portugal.