Can microfinance learn how to effectively deal with operational risks from the mainstream financial industry? Yes, it can!
Marina Kortenbusch, Managing Partner of Business & Finance Consulting, presented five such ways — thinking, speaking, acting and presenting ourselves positively, in addition to organising ourselves well.
Michael Kortenbusch, Managing Director of Business & Finance Consulting, presented the “Loan Officer Superman” in the form of a matryoshka, in order to visualise the issues involved in combining five different functions into one position — the Loan Officer.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” — beginning with this famous quote by Peter Drucker, Michael Kortenbusch guided participants through a two-hour journey exploring the four key activities that form BFC’s Strategic Planning Framework: Understand, Decide, Plan, and Implement.
Today, agricultural loan customers in the Ukraine lack reliable and sustainable access to finance. Banks still have a very conservative stance towards this client segment, especially with small and medium enterprises, citing various challenges in serving the sector.
To get a detailed picture of the main characteristics of the supply and demand patterns for the whole range of financial services in the agricultural sector, the Development Facility of the European Fund for Southeast Europe commissioned the “Potential for Agricultural Finance in Ukraine” sector study.
Michael Kortenbusch, General Director of Business & Finance Consulting, delivered an inspiring speech to more than 100 representatives of microfinance institutions, investors and authorities, in which he shared international experiences of how to successfully respond to the three key challenges in agricultural financing.
The workshop on the “Potential for Agricultural Finance in Ukraine” was held in Kyiv on Thursday, 6 September 2012 at the Expocenter of Ukraine in the context of the AGRO 2012 International Agricultural Fair.