Henri Dommel, Director, United National Capital Development Fund
Henri Dommel joined UNCDF as the Director of the Inclusive Finance Unit in 2007. He is responsible for leading the Unit’s strategy in promoting the access to financial services and the development of inclusive financial sectors in Least Developed Countries. In his position, Mr. Dommel helps develop UNCDF’s strategy within Inclusive Finance. He also contributes to mobilizing external partnerships and supports UNCDF’s agenda on product innovation and diversification which includes microinsurance and remittances. M. Dommel leads a technical team of regional managers, portfolio managers and country resident advisors based in the field.
Prior to joining UNCDF as Director, Mr. Dommel spent 6 years (2001-2007) at Rural Finance, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) as its Senior Technical Advisor. Prior to IFAD, M. Dommel had worked as Programme Manager at UNCDF from 1993 to 2001. Before entering the UN system altogether, Henri Dommel worked at Banque Paribas in New Delhi as well as in Paris at the bank’s department for Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Dommel holds a masters degree in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a degree from the “”Institut d’Études Politiques”” of Paris, France (also referred to as « Sciences Po »).”