Vera is an Associate who focuses on holistic MSME and value chain development as well as on inclusive integrity and regulatory support.
Part of the team since 2018, Vera has worked on a variety of projects linked to regulating for innovation and conducted an insurance innovation ecosystem assessment across four countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She has participated in a feasibility assessment on the business case for holistic MSME risk solutions in Egypt, and an evaluation of the pathways for digitalising agricultural supply-chain logistics in Southeast Asia.
In terms of Cenfri’s inclusive integrity portfolio, Vera has been working with remittance service providers in Kenya and Morocco to guide them in their customer due diligence approaches and is exploring the opportunities that e-KYC platforms present for enhancing financial integrity and financial inclusion.
Prior to joining Cenfri, Vera worked as a Project Employee at McKinsey in the German Market Knowledge Department where she focused on public sector projects. When not behind her laptop, Vera can likely be found hiking or running in the mountains around Cape Town or on her surfboard.