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Jitske Cnossen, Director, Chair ALCO, Member AFC and RSPC


Jitske is the Chairperson of the Board ALCO and member of both the Audit & Finance Committee and Research & Social Performance Committee. She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Agora Group.


Jitske comes with considerable experience of financial inclusion in Africa. In the past she has worked in various roles with FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, including as an Investment Officer for Africa. In more recent times she has consulted with non-profits and FinTech’s in the region to obtain a better understanding on the needs of small business owners, specifically in the informal sector. This gives her an all-rounded perspective of our field of work.

She is passionate about financial inclusion, women in leadership/entrepreneurship, and coaching/mentoring as a tool for development.

Jitske has a Master’s degree in General Economics from the University of Groningen.

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