As a small and rather new non-profit foundation we are very well aware of the fact that we can’t do nor know everything ourselves. Therefore Stichting Credit4Cuba is in the process of setting up an Advisory Board, carefully selecting the members with different backgrounds and expertise. We are looking for a variety of experts with knowledge and understanding of Cuba and/or strategic thinking of the Inclusive Finance sector and/or access to funding as well as management of the foundation.
With humble pride we can announce our first member to our Advisory Board: Elwin Groenevelt, CEO of Qredits. Since our first meeting with Elwin Groenevelt he has been very supportive of our initiative, which ended up in the arrangement that Stichting Credit4Cuba shall start offering the Qredits e-learning “How to write a business plan” as soon as it has been adapted and tailor-made to the Cuban market. We are very pleased with the fact that Elwin Groenevelt has accepted our request to join our Advisory Board.
Elwin Groenevelt holds a bachelor’s degree from the Amsterdam Academy for banking and finance. After 14 years in commercial banking he founded Qredits in 2009. Qredits is the only nationally operating microfinance organisation in the Netherlands offering microcredit business loans (up to €50.000), SME loans (up to €250.000), mentoring and innovative training tools that have been translated into 4 languages. Since 2013 Elwin is Treasurer of the Board of the European Microfinance Network.