Michiel worked as consultant on a CGAP project for the energy component of Digital Finance Plus. His work focuses on how off-grid households can access energy options through mobile money micro-credit and digital payments. His aim is on driving digital financial services innovation as a means to creating access to a wider range of tools for low-income households. He is currently working with Insight2impact, a facility dedicated to advancing the impact of data in financial inclusion.
Prior to this, Michiel co-founded a fintech company in Colombia, worked on three financial diaries studies, and acted as a consultant on various projects for UNCDF, IFC, MicroSave, Enclude, among others. Michiel holds a Master of Research in International Development from the University of Bath. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Dutch.