Head, Inclusive Finance
Hedwig Siewertsen, a national of the Netherlands, is Head of Inclusive Finance with AGRA, responsible for implementing and driving AGRA’s inclusive finance strategy. The Inclusive Finance team supports the Agricultural Transformation by making sure that appropriate and affordable financial services are available to enable agricultural entrepreneurs and farmers to realize their growth. Previously she was AGRA’s Team leader for the ‘Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Program’, a Mastercard Foundation funded program that supports the development and delivery of (digital) financial services for farmers in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. Before joining AGRA, she was CEO of a USD 100 million single-family office impact fund, investing in SMEs in the East African region and Deputy Director of a consulting firm specialized in financial services delivery for SMEs in emerging markets. She has worked across 25 African countries, has a Bsc. in Tropical Agriculture and a Masters’ degree in Development Economics from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She is fluent in English and French.