A secretariat of about 10 fte dedicated staff members handles the day-to-day management of the Initiative.
Janina Voss, Interim Head of Secretariat
As the Head of the Secretariat, Janina oversees the day-to-day management of the activities of the Initiative. Janina also led the A2ii’s work on actuarial capacity building for supervisors in partnership with the IAIS and the International Actuarial Association (IAA). Prior to joining the A2ii secretariat team in January 2015, Janina worked as Financial Systems Development Advisor at GIZ for five years with a focus on developing and monitoring technical assistance projects in the field of insurance. Janina holds a Master in Economics and Politics.
Teresa Pelanda, Advisor
Teresa is the lead contact for Central & Eastern Europe and the Caribbean region, responsible for A2ii’s implementation activities and cooperation with supervisors and regional associations. She is furthermore the A2ii’s Monitoring & Evaluation specialist and responsible for the topic of Climate Change and Disaster Resilience. In 2016 she was seconded to the Insurance Supervisory Authority of Peru (SBS) where she supported the modification of the current microinsurance regulation. Prior to A2ii Teresa worked as a consultant on inclusive insurance topics in Germany and Peru. She holds a Master of Science in Regional Studies of Latin America from the University of Cologne with a focus on economics and cooperative studies. Teresa speaks German, English and Spanish.
Pascale Lamb, Advisor
Pascale has over ten years of experience working in financial regulation and prior to joining the A2ii, she worked for the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where she led on the FCA’s engagement with the global standard setting bodies and capacity building with international regulators. She has also worked for the insurance sector on consumer protection and regulatory compliance. After graduating from Manchester University, she started her career in banking before working at the European Parliament on the EU’s post-crisis reforms. She speaks French and English.
Milena Kozomara, Advisor
Milena is responsible for the sustainability issues and is the gender focal point within A2ii Secretariat. Before joining the A2ii, Milena worked as a Project Development Manager for Green Climate Fund at GIZ. Prior to that, she worked on environment, climate and energy topics at the UN system for various UNDP offices, UN Women and UN FAO. She holds a master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (California, US).
Rachelle Jung, Advisor
Rachelle is responsible for the Inclusive Insurance Training Programme, the Inclusive Insurance Regulations map, and supporting the overall implementation of the A2ii communications and digital learning strategies. She earned a master's degree in Development Economics and International Studies at Friedrich–Alexander University and previously worked internationally in the field of language education in South Korea and in Spain. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California. Rachelle is fluent in English and Spanish.
Monica Odhiambo, Advisor
Monica holds a master's in Insurance and Risk Management from Bayes Business School and a Bachelor of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi.
Monica has over seven years of experience working in insurance supervision. Prior to joining A2ii, she worked for the Kenyan Insurance Regulator where she carried out prudential supervision of insurers, participated in development of regulations and policies and carried out capacity building for various stakeholders.
Monica is the Sub-Saharan African regional contact person at the A2ii.
Laura Moxter Morales, Junior Advisor
Laura works on A2ii-IAIS Supervisory and Public Dialogues, has a thematic focus on remittances, and provides support to on-going A2ii projects, trainings, and events.
She first joined the A2ii team as an intern in January 2022. Her background is in academic research on migration and remittances. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology by the Autonomous University of Madrid and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies by the Freie University of Berlin. She is fluent in English, Spanish and German.
Stephanie Campos, Junior Advisor
Stephanie supports the A2ii team on communications and capacity building tasks, including the Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab (iii-lab) and Connect.A2ii training modules. Previously, she interned at the Latin American United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) as a Regional Outreach and Communications Intern and worked on Project Development for the Andres Bello Agreement in Panama City, Panama. She holds a dual degree BBA in Marketing and BEc in International Business from Hofstra University and the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, and a Specialised Master´s degree in International Cooperation and Development form the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy. Stephanie is fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some French and Italian.
Joscha Sisnowski, Junior Advisor
Joscha joined the A2ii secretariat as a Junior Advisor in March 2023. He holds a Bachelor (Hons.) in International Politics and Global Development from Aberystwyth University and is pursuing a double degree in Public Policy and Human Development at the United Nations University. Prior to joining the A2ii, Joscha worked in Haiti on local capacity development. He speaks German, English and French.
Maria Fernanda Monsalvo, Intern
Fernanda is responsible for technical assistance at A2ii. She joined the Inclusive Training Programme team in October 2023. She holds a B.A. degree in Hispanic Languages and Literature from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an M.A. degree in Politics and Economics from the Karlshochschule International University. She is fluent in English, Spanish and German and speaks some French and Portuguese.
Dunja Latinovic, Communications and Digital Learning Manager
Dunja is responsible for the implementation of the A2ii communications and digital learning strategies and their alignment with the overall A2ii critical success factors. Dunja's background is in capacity building, communications and media development. Before joining A2ii, Dunja was with the European Central Bank Internal Communications team.
In the CEE region, Dunja worked in institutional strengthening and development with the USAID-IREX, UNDP and OSCE.
Ronaldo Limbago, Regional Coordinator for Asia
Ronnie is responsible primarily for relationship management with Asian supervisors, including enhancing their capacities in inclusive insurance through A2ii offerings.
His background is in training and capacity development. He previously held positions at the Philippine Trade Training Center, focusing on MSMEs, InWEnt (Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung), where he handled projects on social accountability and microfinance in the Philippines and Indonesia, the GIZ Office Manila, and most recently, the Regulatory Framework Promotion of Pro-poor Insurance Markets in Asia III (RFPI Asia III), where he has worked on disaster risk insurance, Covid-19 emergency support measures for MSMEs, and agriculture insurance.
Ronnie graduated with a Bachelor Science in Commerce with a major in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas, the Philippines’ oldest university. From 1994 to 1996, Ronnie undertook a scholarship on the International Marketing of Furniture to Germany sponsored by CDG-Germany and implemented by the Export Akademie in Reutlingen. He has since served as an alumni coordinator of Philippine-German alumni as partners of German institutions for development cooperation. He speaks English, Pilipino, and German.
Regina Simões, Regional Coordinator for Latin America
From 1994-2015, Regina worked at the Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP), the Brazilian Insurance Supervisor. As the International Relations Coordinator (2004-2008), she liaised with international bodies and supervisory associations and was member of the Brazilian Delegations at the Financial Services Group Meetings in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Insurance Commission/SGT-4 at Mercosul. Since 2006, she has been engaged in financial inclusion activities, being member of relevant working groups, incluiding the IAIS Financial Inclusion Sub-committee and the SUSEP Microinsurance Working Group, which set up microinsurance rules in Brazil.
As a member of the IAIS-MIN Joint Working Group on Microinsurance (Acting Chair from 2008-2012), she strongly supported the creation of the A2ii, launched in 2009, in Rio de Janeiro.
Mariana Aigner, Financial Manager
Mariana is responsible for the financial steering and controlling of the A2ii, i.e. for budget planning, monitoring, contracting and financial reporting to A2ii funders and the Governing Council. Before joining the A2ii, Mariana worked in various administrative support structures in GIZ (project financial management, internal control, contracting) and as management assistant of the head of GIZ´s sectoral department. She holds a diploma in business administration and speaks German, English and Spanish fluently.
Maria Döll, Office Manager
As the Office Manager of the Secretariat, Maria is responsible for the administrative and back-office procedures. Before joining the A2ii, Maria worked in the private sector for different international companies, mainly in the area of international sales and project assistance. Maria holds a Master´s degree in International Business Administration and speaks German, English, Danish and Italian.