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1 Dec

Investment Readiness training - Part One

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? EMN is organising a two-part Investment Readiness training, two special sessions to prepare European MFIs to attract private or public funding and to access various financial products.

? The EIF and Inpulse Investment Manager will each present their processes, from the first contact to the signature, disbursement, and repayment of the proposed funding. A perfect opportunity for practitioners to ask and learn all they need to know to partner with the EIF and the private sector!

? This first session will take place on 1st December from 13:30 to 15:00, and focus on the first contact all the way to the signature of the contract.

Don't forget to sign up for Part Two!

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Cristina Dumitrescu Cristina Dumitrescu has been active in the financial sector for more than 25 years, gathering a wide experience of the Central and Eastern Europe financial markets by working with both financial services providers but also final beneficiaries. After graduating the MBA program at Manchester Business School in 2005, Cristina entered into the microfinance arena, by working for the European Fund for Southeast Europe. Starting with 2013, she joined the Inclusive Finance Team at EIF, being directly involved in the implementation of the EU programs for microfinance and social entrepreneurship finance.


Nicolas Blondeau Nicolas Blondeau is an enthusiastic and committed professional with 20 years of experience in the microfinance sector. He started his career in the field (Brazil, Kosovo, and Guatemala), and then worked for private and public investment companies in Europe (Incofin IM, BIO and ADA) before joining Inpulse. In his different responsibilities, Nicolas developed an extensive knowledge of the microfinance sector. He is in charge of Helenos, the first private equity fund for micro and social enterprises in Europe. Nicolas holds a bachelor in Business Administration from the Louvain-la-Neuve University, in Belgium, and a Master in Development Cooperation from the Free Brussels University.


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This event is financed by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020. For further information:

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