Public Finance Management

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Cristian Ferreri

Cristian Ferreri is GFA's Public Finance Department Director since October 2019. Prior to this, he worked for more than 10 years as a consultant and portfolio manager in the international cooperation sector and more specifically Public Finance Management, Regional Development, M&E and Private Sector Development, in projects financed by disparate donors. Cristian holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in political science with a specialization in international relations from the University of Rosario (Argentina) and a Master's degree in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Austria). Cristian is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English, French, German and Portuguese. He has good command of Russian and basic knowledge of Czech.
“There is no SDGs Financing without Public Finance!”

Simon Ansel

Simon Ansel is Portfolio Manager in the Public Finance Management Department (PFM). Simon holds a Master´s in International Business with Africa focus from the University of Tübingen, University of Cape Town and University of Ghana. He joined GFA in 2019 as a consultant in the PFM department and took over the position of Team Leader in a Fiscal Agent project in Kinshasa, DRC, in 2021. Prior to his engagement with GFA, Simon led a social business as country coordinator in Malawi for over three years. Simon’s professional focus is on risk minimization, fraud prevention and capacity building for public grant management.

Louis Leca

Louis Leca is Portfolio Manager in the Public Finance Management Department (PFM). His academic qualifications include a Master's Degree in Development Economics with a focus on financial engineering and sub-national entity management. Louis also holds certifications in M&E and in procurement for internationally funded programs. He has been part of the GFA HQ team since April 2023, initially in charge of coordinating TGF/Gavi projects, as well as conducting backstopping and organizational diagnostic missions in Mali and Senegal. Its scope of responsibility now covers a wider range of topics and geographical areas within the department. Before joining GFA, Louis held key positions in challenging environments such as Operations or Finance Coordinator for INGOs in Liberia, Comoros Island, Central African Republic, Guinea, Cambodia and Republic of Congo. Louis has extensive experience in public fund management, project coordination, financial administration and audit of international programs.


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