Johannes Mainhardt, Member (AccessHolding). Mr. Mainhardt is the Head of Investments at AccessHolding. He has worked in several microfinance banks. He served as the Chief Credit & Operating Officer at AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria, as well as the Finance & Risk Director at Credo Bank (Georgia) and held senior positions in other network banks. Mr. Mainhardt has a degree in Business Administration and is fluent in German, English and Russian.
Mikhail Velichko is the CEO at AccèsBanque Madagascar (ABM) and currently the 1st Vice-President of Madagascar’s Professional Banking Association. He possesses over 20 years of experience in Retail Banking, Microfinance, and Investments. Before joining ABM, he worked for the Swiss investment advisory firm, US microfinance network, and leading Russian and Ukrainian commercial banks. He worked in Ukraine, Russia, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, DR Congo, and Nigeria during his career. Mr. Velichko holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and speaks English, French, Russian and Ukrainian languages.
Abayomi Ayodabo is a Member of the AfDB and a Chartered Accountant of international repute, with a distinguished career in the development banking, finance and consulting industry of over 30 years. He is the Division Manager of Loan Accounting at the African Development Bank, where he oversees the administration of the Bank’s loans, grants and guarantee portfolios of over USD$45billion. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of both the United States of America and Canada. He holds an MBA Finance degree from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH). He is fluent in both English and French
Ms. Ladipo is a Financial Inclusion expert with over 25 years’ diverse experience in financial services. She was the CEO of EFinA, the leading Nigerian financial sector development organisation, from its foundation in 2008, and became EfinA’s Board Chairperson in 2016. Under Ms. Ladipo’s leadership, EFinA became a highly influential knowledge center for microfinance strategy and regulation, financial inclusion and non-interest finance. Ms. Ladipo has held management positions in commercial banking and strategy consulting in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Lucassen is the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria and a Board Member of the Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce. In these functions, he provides support services for German businesses in Nigeria and supports the development of cooperation by Nigerian and German companies. Dr. Lucassen has held top executive positions and worked as a business consultant in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Ms. Denise Baum recently joined ABN Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, replacing Mr. Van Bergeijk who completed his tenure in June 2022. Ms. Baum, nominated by one of ABN’s shareholders; KfW German Development Bank, will together with other members of the Board help strengthen the operating and financial policies of the bank by leveraging her almost 2 decades of experience in the financial services sector.
Ms. Baum currently serves as a Senior Restructuring Manager in the Credit Risk Management Department of KfW. She is a banking professional with over 15 years of international experience in export, project, corporate and development finance. Her
previous work experience also includes several years in administrative positions in the automobile industry.
Ms. Baum holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is fluent in German, English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Pawel joined the Management Board of ABN in 2014 bringing a lot of knowledge and experience in Credit, Finance and Treasury Management. Since joining LFS in 2009, he has served in various consulting capacities on the AccessHolding Network of Banks including Credit Manager / Deputy General Manager in AccessBank Liberia, Credit Advisor and Senior Expert for Finance and Treasury as well as Credit Manager and Deputy CEO in AccessBank Tanzania. Prior to joining LFS, he worked as a Business Analyst with international strategic consultancies in Warsaw. Pawel speaks Polish, German, English and is currently learning Yoruba.