Axel de Ville
Axel de Ville is currently Director – Strategy & Innovation at ADA, a Luxembourg NGO specialized in inclusive finance and entrepreneurship. He is also board member of InFine, the Luxembourg Inclusive Finance Network. From 2013 to 2016, he was working in Dakar as Head of the UNCDF Regional Office for West and Central Africa and then Deputy Director of the Regional Office of UN Women for the same region. Prior to this experience in West Africa, he was Executive Director of the NGO ADA in Luxembourg for more than ten years and during this period he also created and chaired the investment fund LMDF – Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund. His career path, focused on Africa, Latin America and Asia, gave him a solid management experience and an in-depth knowledge of development issues.
He holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Louvain, Belgium which included an exchange program with Georgetown University, Washington D.C.