Areas of expertise:
– Rural microfinance
– Value chain finance
Mariël Mensink has a general background in Rural Economic Development. She has worked 20 years in different rural and agri-business development project and in rural finance and value chain finance. She has been the coordinator for ICCO-Terrafina Microfinance for East Africa and is now working as a rural finance advisor for ICCO Terrafina Microfinance.
She has experience in management and policy advise; and in product development for rural and agri-finance. Furthermore she has been coordinating the rural finance group of NPM since 2007 and in this position she coordinated several researches and publications on rural finance. She is a graduate of Wageningen University in the field of rural economics.