Micol Pistelli

Credit Guarantee Facility Expert

UNHCR

Biography

Micol Pistelli is a financial inclusion expert at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Prior to joining UNHCR, Micol has worked for eight years at MIX as Director of Social Performance, where she led MIX’s global strategy for social performance data collection and analysis, training and publishing widely on microfinance institutions’ performance. She has also been a board member of several industry’s initiatives on financial inclusion, among which the Social Performance Task Force. Prior to MIX, Micol gained field experience in microfinance working in Egypt and Paraguay. Micol has also taught for several years at the master in microfinance for development at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid.

Micol holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bologna University in Italy and a M.A. in International Economics and Development from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington DC.