Diana Cazacu

Diana Cazacu is Managing Partner at AdVision Finance, a consultancy firm for the banking, microfinance, agriculture and technology sectors. Diana has over 15 years of experience in emerging markets, holding executive positions in several banks and microfinance institutions. Her expertise includes agriculture finance, bank and MFI start-ups and operations, risk management and IT strategy and implementation. Diana has a B.Com degree in Economics from Economics Academy in Bucharest, Romania, and is also a trained banker from the American Bankers Association.

By Diana Cazacu


Why We Need to Start Talking about Operational Inefficiencies

To contribute to sustainable development, microfinance itself must be sustainable. Many microlenders–including mature and/or highly profitable ones–still have ample capacity for significant efficiency gains, yet efficiency considerations are usually not among their top concerns. Why?