Child & Youth Finance International has been established as a not-for-profit Dutch foundation with a two-tier board governance structure and a Partners Assembly. The Partners Assembly provides an inclusive forum for gathering multiple stakeholders to provide input and advice on the development of the Child and Youth Finance Movement.

The Supervisory Board is comprised of representatives from banking networks, NGOs, development foundations, multilaterals, academic institutions and governments. This Supervisory Board is affirmed by and be responsible to Partners Assembly with participation from throughout the world that convene once a year to coordinate the Child and Youth Finance Movement.

The Supervisory Board is primarily responsible for strategy and selection and oversight of the Management Board members who will be responsible for the daily operation of activities coordinated through the Child and Youth Finance International Secretariat. Members of the Supervisory Board are appointed to two year terms and can be reappointed. Members of the Supervisory Board are appointed by the Supervisory Board in accordance with a profile drawn up by the Nominations Committee and confirmed by the Supervisory Board. The directors of the Supervisory Board do not receive a salary or any other compensation for their work.


Jeroo BillimoriaFounder
Willem BlomDeloitte
Jaap DoekVU University
Wissam FattouhUnion of Arab Banks
Robert FriedmanCFED
Lew MandellUniversity at Buffalo
Chris de NooseWSBI
Michael SherradenWashington University in St Louis
Koen VermeltfoortMcKinsey
Michiel WesselingHouthoff

Board Observers

Dimitar BogovNational Bank of the Republic of Macedonia
Shitangshu Kumar Sur ChowdhuryBangladesh Bank
Mona El-BaradeiEgyptian Banking Institute
Petra HielkemaDe Nederlandshe Bank
Denny KalyalyaCentral Bank of Zambia
Andre LaboulOECD
Beth PorterUNCDF
Dr Ernesto VelázquezCentral Bank of Paraguay
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