Eileen Miamidian brings 20 years of global consulting and management experience in access to finance. As Ayani’s Chief Operating Officer, she oversees the technical quality of Ayani’s research and advisory services, globally and directly oversees programming in Mozambique. Present programming includes the $2.1 million PROSUL agricultural finance challenge fund in Mozambique and multi-million-euro agricultural and SME finance debt funds in Mozambique, Uganda and Kenya, mobile money linkage programs, capacity building programs in SME banking for various financial institutions and research projects on guarantee facilities and credit lines, women in financial inclusion, trends in rural and microfinance, value chain mappings, investment needs of agribusinesses and SME market systems analysis. She has carried out recent studies and implemented advisory projects for DNDR, FSDMoç, DFID, KfW, DEG, AFD, central banks, the Swiss Development Cooperation, and Land O’ Lakes with regards to access to finance and agricultural value chain development in Mozambique.
Prior to this, she was responsible for overseeing the transformation of financial services subsidiaries of CHF International/Global Communities from non-profit status to a commercially-oriented companies in the MENA region, including the structuring and closing of over $75 million in debt and equity financing for these commercial subsidiaries. Her consulting experience in over 30 countries ranges from technical support in market research, product development, commercialization and strategic planning to designing funds and major investment and multi-donor financial sector deepening debt and grant funds. She has an MS in Agricultural Economics.