Financial inclusion for women in the 'missing middle'

Sevi Simavi has replaced Henriette Kolb as the new CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Photo by: personal collection

After over a decade at the World Bank, Sevi Simavi was appointed in December as new CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, set up five years ago by the Queen’s Counsel, barrister and wife of the former prime minister of the United Kingdom to help empower women in developing nations.

With longstanding experience in international development and a passion for women’s economic empowerment, what will this trained lawyer bring to the organization?

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