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
Petra HielkemaDe Nederlandsche Bank
Theodor KockelkorenMinistry of Economic Affairs and Climate of the Netherlands
Chris de NooseWSBI
Michiel WesselingHouthoff
Wouter AghinaMcKinsey & Company

Board Observers

S. M. MoniruzzamanBangladesh Bank
Abdel Aziz NossierEgyptian Banking Institute
Denny KalyalyaCentral Bank of Zambia
Flore-Anne MessyOECD
Beth PorterUNCDF
Dr Ernesto VelázquezCentral Bank of Paraguay