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After 10 eventful years, we can safely conclude that TCX has redefined the limits of currency risk. And that the fund is sustainable, crisis-tested and successful.

We want to celebrate these first 10 years with you. To thank you, as you made possible this successful synergy between donors, DFIs, impact investors and commercial banks.

We also would like to invite you to look forward with us to the next 10 years of local currency finance. To make the energy transition financially sustainable, to mitigate convertibility risk, to finance infrastructure in the currency it earns. Wherever, whatever the tenor. Through continued innovation when needed and blending when necessary.

We’ve only just begun!


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We look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam on 20 (dinner) and 21 September 2017.

Please be advised that the number of participants is limited, we therefore advise you to save the date and register now.

Throughout developing and emerging economies, TCX’s provision of long-term finance in local currencies has deepened national capital markets. In the last ten years, it has significantly reduced foreign exchange risk for institutions focused on MSME lending and micro-loans.

Looking forward, I hope that TCX will continue to provide innovative services that can help reach MSMEs in developing countries, where around half of these businesses do not get the financing they need, as well as the world’s 2 billion financially excluded adults.

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development


Click here to download the draft program. During the TCX event, the Chatham House rules apply.


20 September 2017
18.00 – 19.00


19.00 – 22.00

Walking dinner


21 September 2017
08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 12.30


including breaks
12.30 – 13.45


13.45 – 17.00


including breaks
17.00 – 18.30

Cocktail reception


The following speakers and panelists will be present at the conference:



Member of Executive Board KfW Group

Dr Norbert Kloppenburg obtained a PhD in Agricultural Economics at Bonn University and first worked as a consultant in Burundi before transferring to the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in New Delhi and Chennai, India. He has been working for KfW since 1989.

After heading the Brussels office of KfW in the mid-1990s, he returned to KfW in 1998. From 2002 onwards he headed the Asia and Europe Directorate. He has been on the Executive Board of KfW since 2007.

Dr Kloppenburg is on the Board of several international business associations.



Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

David now serves as the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation after being confirmed by the Senate in August.

David joined OPIC after serving as the Managing Director of Pluribus Ventures, an advisor to innovative financial services firms. David has also worked on the core management team of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and as an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for international trade and investment. Before the Commerce Department, David served as a Managing Director of Idealab after it acquired the venture capital firm he founded, VenCatalyst, and started his venture capital career at Jefferson Partners in Washington.

David received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a journalism degree from Washington & Lee.



Hans Docter (1966) is Director Sustainable Economic Development and Ambassador Private Sector & Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Mr. Docter has a long history in Foreign Policy. He was the Dutch special envoy for Ebola and was the project leader of the Ukraine referendum in the Netherlands. Previously he was Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ghana and Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ethiopia and Kenya. He also has extensive work experience in Indonesia and Russia.

Mr. Docter studied Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Charlotte Petri



Charlotte Petri Gornitzka was elected as the Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in July 2016, taking up her position full-time in October 2016.

Before joining the DAC, Charlotte was Director General of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida).
Previous positions were: Secretary General of Save the Children International (2008-2010), Secretary General of Save the Children Sweden (2003-2008), Under-Secretary General and Director of Communications at the Swedish Red Cross (1998-2002) and Under Secretary-General and Communications Director of the Swedish Red Cross. She has also held positions within the World Economic Forum and is a member of the 2030 Water Resources Group Governing Council.

Charlotte has studied Business and Marketing at the IHM Business School in Stockholm and holds degrees from the Stockholm University College of Music Education and the Stockholm School of Drama.



Co-founder and CEO of BBOXX, a company that designs, manufactures, distributes and finances innovative solar systems to improve access to energy across Africa and the developing world. Since 2010, BBOXX has sold 120,000 solar kits and impacted 600,000 lives across 30 countries.

Born in Pakistan, and raised in Sweden, Mansoor studied Electrical Engineering at Imperial College London. From 2008-2010 he was the founder and leader of a student charity, e.quinox, which brought electricity to 6 villages in Rwanda. Following university, Mansoor worked as a manager for Rolls-Royce Civil Aviation business, supporting the introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliner for LAN airlines.

As CEO, Mansoor leads BBOXX in all aspects of its business – from its engineering lab in London to its factory in China, to distribution from its 38 local shops in Kenya and Rwanda.



Chief Executive Officer FMO

Jürgen Rigterink was appointed CEO and Chairman of FMO’s Management Board in October 2016. Before that, he was Chief Risk & Finance Officer (2014 – 2016) and Chief Investment Officer (2008 – 2014).

Jürgen started his career at Bank Brussels Lambert working in Brussels, Chicago and New York before joining ABN AMRO in 1997. He has since served in a variety of senior positions. In 2005, Jurgen was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and Country Executive at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan.
Jürgen has a Masters Degree in Economics from Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands. He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), a member of the Supervisory Board of Arise and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Risk Management Council.



Editor in chief / Moderator
International Bankers Forum

Inken Schönauer is the editor-in-chief of the financial magazine International Bankers Forum, based in Frankfurt. Since 2013 she has also been working as a freelance journalist for prestigious newspapers like Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Welt and Handelsblatt and works as a moderator.

After her studies she first worked as an editor for the Börsen-Zeitung. After that she was the London-Correspondent for Die Welt, correspondent for the Börsen-Zeitung in Düsseldorf and a consultant in the fields of investor relations at ergo Kommunikation. Inken graduated from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and holds a master’s degree in political science and economic policy.



Manager Client Solutions Division

Olivier Eweck is Manager of the Client Solutions Division of the African Development Bank. His responsibilities include among others, African local currency bond issues and the design of financial products and services for the Bank.
Olivier has a diversified experience in capital markets, combining portfolio management activities, private sector investment skills, and quantitative and derivative expertise. Prior to joining the AfDB, Olivier was a volatility trader and equity derivative structurer with Société Générale in New York and Paris.
Olivier holds a Master in Applied Mathematics and General Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and a Master in Finance and Economics from Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne La Vallée, France.



Chairman Management Board DEG

Since October 2009, Bruno is Chairman of the Management Board of DEG. Prior to that he worked for KfW Bankengruppe (starting in 1982), where, in his last position, he was responsible for the Regional Division Sub-Saharan Africa at KfW Development Bank. Previous positions of Bruno include Head of the Secretariat for Financial Cooperation, Director and Head of the Policy Department, Head of the Department for Development Policy, Chief of the Division for Social and Economic Infrastructure in the Sector Policy Department, Senior Economist in the South Asia Department and Project Manager in the East Asia Department, all at KfW Development Bank.

Bruno graduated from the University of Bonn in 1981 with a degree in economics and a post-graduate training program in development economics at the German Development Institute, Berlin. He is Board Member of the German Business Associations for Africa and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aid by Trade Foundation.



Head Financial Engineering and Advisor Services Division, EIB

Thomas holds a PhD in system theory and time series analysis and has spent 5 years in Academia at TU Wien. In 2005 he joined the EIB within Risk Management where he worked 6 years in Asset Liability Management, loan pricing, interest rate risk reporting and performance measurement.

In 2011, Thomas was advising and supporting the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility), implementing a pricing model for programme loans to Ireland and Portugal at the time. He then became in charge of the pricing unit in the Credit Risk Department of EIB, covering a. o. credit risk pricing (EL and UL), loan loss reserves.

Since 2013, Thomas is heading the Financial Engineering and Advisory Services Division in the Treasury Department of EIB.


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Director, Carnegie Consult

Alwin joined the parent company of Carnegie, Orchard Finance in 2007. Alwin is specialized in finance, capital markets and derivatives and supports a wide variety of Carnegie clients (publics, semi-publics and NGOs) and Orchard clients (corporates).

Prior to joining Carnegie Consult, Alwin worked in banking for twelve years. Firstly for seven years with J.P. Morgan based in London with responsibility for loan, bond and derivatives origination in The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. Thereafter Alwin spent four years at Barclays Capital heading the Amsterdam office.

He holds a Masters’ degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam



Chairman of TCX Supervisory Board

Arthur Arnold worked for more than 40 years in various Executive positions in banking all over the world for respectively ABNAMRO, Rabobank, WOCCU and FMO. After his retirement in 2008 he continued and still is, working as an Independent, Non-Executive, serving on Boards and Investment Committees of financial institutions with a focus on Africa.

His credo is “Good Governance“!



Director Treasury of FMO

Matthijs Pinxteren is Director Treasury of FMO since September 1st, 2015. FMO Treasury’s activities include, among others, funding, investor relations and hedging loans in local currencies.

Before joining FMO, he worked for almost 20 years for several Dutch financial institutions, i.e. Aegon, ING and Rabobank.
His experience is in funding, derivatives, treasury, investor relations, corporate finance and capital management. He graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam with degree in financial economics in 1995.



Director Head Portfolio Management EMEA at EBRD

Aude Pacatte has been with the EBRD since 1998. She has covered different positions within the Treasury Department, before becoming Deputy Head of Asset and Liability Management in 2008. In 2014, in light of EBRD’s increased on-shore activities in a growing number of countries, she was promoted to Head of Local Currency Balance Sheet Management, a newly created unit dedicated to managing risks associated with EBRD’s local currency activities. Aude has since been actively working on supporting the growth of EBRD’s local currency loan portfolio.



Photo journalist

After his education at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Jeroen Swolfs began his career as a photo journalist, in which he mainly focused on political and social topics. He created series about the returned Serbian refugees and the Roma-minorities in Eastern Europe, among other things.

He started the photo series Streets of the World 10 years ago.

In addition, he worked on contracts for newspapers such as ‘de Volkskrant’ and ‘Amsterdam Weekly’, and for the ‘Rijksmuseum’.



Head MTN Program, ING

Richard has led the MTN and Private Placement team ING since Mar 2015, which is responsible for originating and structuring private placement debt issuance for ING’s wholesale banking clients.

This covers a range of corporate, financial and agency issuers that are active across a broad array of geographies and currencies.

Previously Richard ran the MTN desk at Citigroup, where he worked from 1998-2012 and prior to that he started his career Interest Rate derivative trading and structuring at Barclays Bank after graduating from Cambridge University.



Managing Director, Citigroup Inc

Valentina is Head of Americas Strategic Risk Solutions in Citi Global Markets division. Her expertise are structured funding and risk management solutions, predominantly in the emerging markets of Latin America. She earned “Latin Finance Magazine” Best Derivative Transaction of the Year Award.

Valentina serves as speaker at conferences on international finance as well as guest-lecturer at business schools, including the Yale School of Management. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Center for Finance at Yale.

Valentina graduated from the Yale School of Management. In her younger years Valentina was a member of the National Tennis Team of Yugoslavia.



Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Murtaza is a managing director in the EMEA Emerging Markets Structuring team. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 in the Securities Division and was named managing director in 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Murtaza worked at Deutsche Bank in the EMEA Emerging Markets Structuring team, based in London.

Murtaza earned a BA and an MA in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge University in 2006.


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Matthew Vogel is an emerging market specialist with over 27 years of professional experience in a range of institutions. Presently, he is Chief Strategist for Emerging and Frontier Markets for Frontier Investment Management Partners, which invests in equities. Among other roles prior to this, he ran EMEA research at Barclays and Merrill Lynch and worked at the World Bank.



Trader ICBC Standard Bank

Ben has been trading Emerging Markets across a variety of products for over 7 years, after joining Standard Bank in May 2010. Ben started trading EM Equity Derivatives, before spending a few years trading credit, interest rate and FX derivatives for the Credit Valuation Adjustment desk.

For the past three years, Ben has focused on FX and interest trading for the Local Markets desk, focusing on frontier markets outside Africa: Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. As part of this role, he visited various CIS countries and set up trading capabilities in countries like Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia.

Ben holds a Mathematics degree from the University of Bath, as well as a CFA qualification. Ben is currently completing an MSc in Economics.



Chairman of the Management Board of AccessBank

Rolf joined AccessBank in May 2014 as Executive Finance Director and became Chairman of the Management Board in April 2017. Previously, Rolf had worked for more than 20 years in various risk management functions for some of the largest German banks. Furthermore, Rolf contributed to academic research on accounting and finance issues. Rolf received his PhD from Goethe University Frankfurt. He studied economics at the Universities of Auckland (New Zealand), Kiel (Germany), and Utah (USA).


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President & CEO MFX Solutions, Inc.

Prior to starting MFX Solutions in 2009, Brian ran the Europe and Eurasia Division at the U.S. Treasury Department and oversaw a $70 million fund supporting bank-based microfinance in Eastern Europe. He also served as Executive Vice President of the US-Russia Business Council, as a consultant to microfinance investors, and as an analyst in a venture capital firm. As an entrepreneur, he started a company building houses in Eastern Europe and Africa. Brian has a BA and MBA both from Stanford University.



Regional Director East and Southern Africa

Janice Kotut-Sang is the Regional Director for GuarantCo in East and Southern Africa based in Nairobi. Janice has over ten years of banking experience with Standard Chartered. She has worked in Asia, UK and in Kenya with a varied number in a several roles in business strategy and origination.

Her last assignment with Standard Chartered Bank in London was as Director of Origination and Client Coverage focusing on mining clients in Africa.

Janice has a LLB from Warwick University an LLM from King’s College London and an Executive MBA from the Said Business School in Oxford.



Managing Partner OGResearch

David is Managing Partner of OGResearch, a Prague-based macroeconomic consultancy specializing in macroeconomic modeling and forecasting. David is responsible for marketing and strategic business development.

Before founding OGResearch in 2009, David had worked for the International Monetary Fund and the Czech National Bank. When working for the IMF, he advised dozens of central banks and national authorities, including Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Serbia, on monetary policy, helping them to move to flexible exchange rate regimes, to implement inflation targeting frameworks, and to tackle a host of monetary and fiscal policy issues.

David is also an expert in macroeconomic modeling and forecasting. He contributed to the development of forecasting and decision-making support systems in many central banks in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Throughout his career, David has regularly engaged with academic institutions and lectured frequently. David holds PhD in Economics from CERGE-EI and his research interests lie in macroeconomic modeling, economic growth and development.


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Head, Global Initiatives & Strategy IFC

Kevin is currently a Principal Financial Officer and Head of Global Initiatives & Strategy in the Treasury Department of the IFC in Washington D.C. His current responsibilities include leading teams involved in the design and implementation of the IDA Private Sector Window, including its associated Local Currency Facility.

Since he joined IFC in 2004, Kevin led IFC’s participation in several structured transactions in several countries worldwide. Prior to joining IFC, Kevin was a Director in the Emerging Markets Structured Finance Group at rating agency Standard & Poor’s in New York. Prior to that, Kevin worked at bond insurer MBIA and as an economic analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in economic development from New York University.



Head of Trading of TCX

Othman Boukrami is the Head of Trading of TCX. Othman has over 15 years of experience in development finance and investment banking. Within TCX, Othman’s focus is portfolio management, product development and frontier capital market development.

Before joining TCX, he worked for a development finance institution and an investment bank. Othman holds a PhD in Finance.




Ruurd Brouwer joined TCX in 2014 and has overall responsibility for the management of the Fund, including its growth strategy, capital structure, and investor relations.

Prior to joining TCX, he worked for 16 years at FMO, in various positions including Director of Investment & Mission Review (and Chair of FMO’s Credit Committee) and Director of Africa & Government Funds.

Prior to FMO Ruurd was a Policy Official at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds a Master in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam.


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VP Operations, TCX

Petra joined TCX in 2016 and works as VP in the Operations team. Before joining TCX, Petra worked for seven years for FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, in various positions including Senior Investment Officer covering Financial Institutions in Africa, Fund Manager in the Investment Management department, and Risk Management Officer.

Before joining FMO, Petra was Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in The Netherlands and in Russia. She holds a Masters’ degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.


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Chief Investment Officer, TCX

Bert joined TIM in 2008 and is responsible for TCX’s commercial activities, including origination, structuring, pricing, trading and portfolio management and strategy.

Prior to joining TIM, he built a varied 18-year career at ING Bank, including 5 years as Managing Director responsible for Structured Product Sales in The Netherlands, and Global Equity Derivative Sales.

He holds a MBA from Tilburg University and an Executive Master of Finance and Control from VU University Amsterdam.



Head of Treasury of AMK Microfinance Institution Plc

Chantha has more than ten years experience in the microfinance and regulation authority sector. Chantha has covered different positions within AMK. She joined AMK in 2005 to work in the internal audit department and then moved to the Treasury department where her primary roles are to oversee the fund raising activity and manage the currency mismatch of AMK’s banking book.

Before joining AMK, Chantha worked for the National Bank of Cambodia. Chantha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the National University of Management.


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The conference (dinner + event) will be held at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

TCX is located in the same building.


Should you require any accommodation, we would suggest the following hotels:

Hampshire Hotel – The Manor Amsterdam
Linnaeusstraat 89
1093 EK Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 700 8400

Amsterdam Tropen Hotel
Linnaeusstraat 2C
1092 CK Amsterdam
T +31 (0) 20 692 5111

Hotel Arena
‘s-Gravesandestraat 55
1092 AA Amsterdam
T +31 (0)20 850 2400

By car

  1. Take the exit towards Gooiseweg/s112 from A10 (Ring Amsterdam).
  2. Follow the signs for ‘Centrum’.
  3. At the roundabout, take the first exit on to Wibautstraat/s112.
  4. Turn right onto the ramp to Mauritskade/s100.
  5. Keep left and merge onto Mauritskade/s100.

By tram

from Amsterdam Central Station
  1. Take tram number 9 towards Diemen (Sniep).
  2. Exit at Alexanderplein.
  3. Cross the bridge and you will find Mauritskade 63 in front of you.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Mauritskade 63


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