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A secretariat of about 10 fte dedicated staff members handles the day-to-day management of the Initiative.



Matthias Range, Executive Director


As Executive Director, Matthias is responsible for the overall performance and development of the initiative and ensuring that it serves its target group at the most professional level.

Matthias Range has nearly two decades of expertise in strategic planning and implementation of various projects in the realm of inclusive finance and insurance, climate and disaster risk management/insurance, and private sector development with GIZ. In his last position at GIZ he headed the unit dealing with Risk Finance and Insurance. 

Over the last 12 years, Matthias was responsible for building up the insurance portfolio at GIZ, developed G7 Initiatives, partnerships and several fundamental concepts. He started his career within the reconstruction after the Tsunami in 2004 in Sri Lanka and Aceh, Indonesia. With more than 20 publications and numerous contributions to international conferences, holding memberships of advisory boards (such as CGAP, IDF, UC Davis, and ICII, among others) and working experience in over 70 countries, Matthias Range is a recognised expert within the international development community.

He holds degrees in business administration with a focus on international marketing and change management at NUS Singapore and RWTH Aachen. He and his family live close to the mountains in Bavaria’s capital Munich.


Teresa Pelanda, Advisor

Teresa Pelanda joined the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) in 2014. She 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. Since 2020 she has been responsible for the project management of A2ii’s Inclusive Insurance Innovation Labs (iii-labs), a format that provides space for intensive collaboration between key stakeholders of the inclusive insurance space in a year-long process and in four different countries. 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, Germany and Guadalajara, Mexico with a focus on economics and cooperative studies. She is fluent in German, Spanish 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).




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.

She has over seven years of experience in insurance supervision. Prior to her role at the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), Monica served at the Kenyan Insurance Regulator. There, she was involved in the prudential supervision of insurers, contributed to the development of regulations and policies, and implemented capacity-building initiatives for various stakeholders. Currently, Monica leads the inclusive insurance fundamentals portfolio at A2ii and serves as the regional contact person for Sub-Saharan Africa. She plays a pivotal role in coordinating regional efforts and fostering partnerships aimed at enhancing access to insurance services. Monica is also an esteemed associate of the Life Management Institute.



Laura Moxter Morales, Junior Advisor

Laura is the current lead of the Climate portfolio and supports the Communications workstream at A2ii. She previously worked in the organisation of the A2ii-IAIS Dialogues, as well as on the delivery of capacity building programmes and events. 

She first joined the A2ii team as an intern in January 2022. 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 currently leads Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact at A2ii and supports the Digital Innovations Portfolio. Previously, she supported the team on communications and capacity building tasks, including the Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab (iii-lab) and Connect.A2ii training modules.

Before A2ii, 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.  

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. 





Mario Wetzel, Junior Advisor

Mario joined GIZ's Risk Finance and Insurance team in January 2024. He supports the A2ii Inclusive Insurance Innovation Labs, especially the in-country process in Nepal.
Prior to joining GIZ and A2ii, Mario worked as a natural catastrophe modeller in the reinsurance industry (R+V Re), focusing on hydro-meteorological and geological catastrophe risk assessment in the Latin American, Caribbean and Swiss markets.
Mario holds an M.Sc. in "Environmental Risks and Human Security" from the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) and the University of Bonn, Germany. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.




Letizia Fezzi, Intern

Letizia supports the organisation and preparation of online and in-person events related to the iii-lab and assists in the promotion of A2ii gender-focused initiatives. She holds a joint Master's degree in European Studies from the University of Strasbourg and the University of Deusto and completed a post-graduate specialisation course in International Relations, Marketing and Communication. Before starting her internship at A2ii, Letizia worked in the humanitarian field for the Red Cross in Brussels, Belgium. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Tinotenda Muradzikwa, Intern

Tinotenda holds a Master of Science in Economics and Institutions from Philipps Marburg University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Africa University. With experience in the banking sector, asset management, and an innovation venture capital hub in Germany, Tinotenda brings a diverse skill set to their role at A2ii. Additionally, Tinotenda has served as a student tutor for innovation economics and sustainability, underscoring a commitment to academic rigor and economic advancement. Currently, Tinotenda focuses on supporting inclusive insurance fundamentals and gender/diversity portfolios.




Rachelle Jung, Communications Manager

Rachelle is responsible for the overall implementation of the A2ii communications strategies and their alignment with the A2ii critical success factors. 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.




Dunja Latinovic, Digital Learning Manager

Dunja is responsible for the implementation of the A2ii 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

Regina Simões is responsible for liaising with Latin American supervisors, aiming to develop their capacity and understanding to facilitate the promotion of inclusive and responsible insurance. Prior to joining the A2ii team in July 2017, Regina worked at the Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP) of Brazil, where she held leadership positions and coordinated several technical working groups, including the multilateral group on insurance distribution by retail organisations, and the SUSEP Microinsurance Working Group, participating in the development of the first set of microinsurance regulations 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. Regina holds a degree in Architecture, an MBA in Finance, and a postgraduate degree in Planning Engineering with emphasis in Pension Funds.


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.




Pia Guyot, Financial Manager


Pia joined the A2ii secretariat in January 2023. She supports the team in all commercial and administrative matters, in particular regarding the preparation and processing of contracts. Before joining the A2ii she was working for several international companies in the private sector in France and in Germany. She speaks German, French and English.



Maria Döll, Office Manager

Maria is responsible for the administrative and back-office procedures as well as for events logistics. Before joining the A2ii secretariat team in 2017, Maria worked in the private sector for different B2C companies, mainly in the areas of international sales and project assistance. 
Maria holds a Master´s degree in International Business Administration and speaks German, English, Danish and Italian.






Hui Lin Chiew

Hui Lin has worked closely with the A2ii since 2016 on capacity building initiatives for insurance regulators, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. She started her career at Bank Negara Malaysia in 2011 working on financial inclusion and market development policy. A highlight was designing the national inclusive insurance regulatory framework which brought insurance to over 1 million people. Aside from A2ii and regulatory work, Hui Lin also drives projects in the tech and climate risk insurance space, including a UN World Food Programme pilot. Hui Lin graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc. in Accounting and Finance.




Manoj Kumar Pandey

Manoj brings over 15 years of experience working with insurers, directly with consumers, and stakeholders like insurers, banks, regulatory agencies, DFS providers and multilateral agencies.

Manoj has worked with A2ii since 2020. He is currently a Climate Risk Financing Specialist at the V20 Sustainable Insurance Facility. Before, he led the inclusive insurance efforts at MicroSave Consulting (MSC) in the Asian and African markets advising insurers and digital finance services providers on addressing the low and moderate-income clients. He has also worked with the Microinsurance Network, SEWA India and has been a fellow with the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility. Manoj has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.