Since August 2014, Stefan Martiniak has lead The First Micro Finance Company as CEO. Stefan has an outstanding 18 years of experience in the German banking sector with Deutsche Bank along with several years of successful implementation of SME banking technologies in various Eastern European, Central Asian, and African financial markets. Furthermore, he has lead several micro- and small lending down-scaling projects in cooperation with international financial institutions such as ADB, EBRD, EIB, KfW and the World Bank. Before FMFC, Stefan worked in Nigeria on behalf of the World Bank. Stefan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ashridge Business School in England.