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Dr Rolf Reichardt joined the AccessHolding Management Board as Chief Finance & Risk Officer in August 2018. Previously, he worked as CFO and later as CEO of AccessBank Azerbaijan. His former professional experience covers various risk management functions in some of the largest German banks.
As employees are at the heart of AccessHolding´s Corona response strategy, we wanted to reach out to our colleagues around the network and share developments across the Group. With these meetings, we aimed to increase the sense of solidarity, empathy and understanding between AccessHolding and our network banks.
Marcus Hannappel is Senior Digital Finance Expert at AccessHolding and manages AB Bank Zambia’s mobile wallet eTumba. In addition, he is member of the Board of Directors of AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria since 2011. After joining AccessHolding in 2007, Marcus worked as Credit Advisor and Branch Manager in AccèsBanque Madagascar and as Chief Credit Officer / Deputy CEO in AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria. He also served on the Board of Directors of AccessBank Liberia for three years.
The UnionPay International (UPI) and AccèsBanque Madagascar (ABM) partnership concluded April 2019, resulted in ABM pioneering the first domestic UnionPay card issuance in Madagascar. The bank followed this major milestone up with another first for Africa, by being the first domestic acquiring institution to offer direct connected POS devices to the UnionPay network.
Dr. Bernd Zattler is the Chief Executive Officer of AccessHolding. He also serves as a member and chairman of some of the holding’s investees. In 1994, Dr. Zattler established the consulting firm LFS Advisory GmbH (formerly known as LFS Financial Systems), the founding shareholder of AccessHolding. His prior professional experience includes work for a multinational firm and other institutions engaged in development finance.
People Partnerships, the department responsible for eLearning across the Access network, recently published its fully interactive AccessMind eCatalogue. Here you will find all 114 eLearning assets currently available on AccessMind, the AccessGroup’s platform for delivering world-class digital learning to employees in eight countries.
Credo Bank and the European Investment Bank signed a five-year GEL 36 million finance agreement to support micro, small and medium enterprises operating predominantly in agriculture sector. The loan is provided under the EIB’s Georgia Outreach Initiative and comes a part of an immediate response to Covid-19 pandemic launched by the European Union, its Team Europe and is facilitated by an EU grant.
Klaus Mueller is the CEO of AB Microfinance Nigeria since January 2018. He has spent many years as a CRO and CEO of microfinance and commercial banks in East Europe, in particular in Serbia (ProCredit Bank) and the Ukraine (Prominvestbank). Before going abroad, Klaus worked in the Treasury of KfW.