Lukas WellenETAF Lead (The Netherlands)
Lukas Wellen is the lead of the Technical Assistance Facility at Opportunity International Education Finance.
Lukas is responsible for the effective implementation of the Education Finance Technical Assistance Facility (ETAF), which, amongst other things, engages MFIs to develop, launch, and improve financial products in the education finance space across the global footprint of MFI partners. Lukas has worked with over 40 MFIs in more than 30 countries worldwide as a consultant or manager in his career. This extensive list includes work for National and Supranational organizations including government ministries in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, the World Bank, IFC, USAID, KfW, FMO, and EBRD.
Lukas is a founder of Musoni, a mobile payment MFI in Kenya, and The Source Company, consulting on governances, structuring, funding, and management of TA funds.
Lukas holds an MA in General Economics from Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands.