Creditinfo Tanzania, in cooperation with the Creditinfo Academy, recently delivered a 2 day “Introduction to Risk Management” training course in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The interactive workshop took place at the Ledger Plaza Beach Hotel on 21st and 22nd October 2014 with attendees including senior bankers, micro finance and other professionals responsible for maintaining top quality loan portfolios, identifying risk management opportunities and designing financial solutions for clients in an evolving credit environment.
We were invited to join IFC in Morocco last week at the 5th Financial Infrastructure and Risk Management Training for MENA and African Regions. Reynir Grétarsson (CEO Creditingo group Hf) – pictured, Paul Randall (Director of Business Development Creditinfo International GmbH), Dirce Varela (CEO, Creditinfo Cape Verde) and Edwin Urasa (Business Development Manager, Creditinfo Tanzania) attended the training.
IFC advised the training was very successful; from a course review of the feedback forms received it looks that on a scale 0-5 over 90% of participants rated the training 4 or 5 (with 5 being the highest).
This month we’d like to recognise Sam and Paul for all the air miles they have recently clocked up.
Seriously though, their jobs may sound very glamorous, travelling all over the globe to meet the different operational sites and share best practice within the Group and meeting new / potential clients etc. The reality is, these guys can be getting out of bed at an unearthly hour, travelling for 20 hrs or more, delivering presentations having only had a few hours sleep, living out of a suitcase, arriving home in the middle of the night….. and don’t forget they are leaving their loved ones at home.
Have you registered yet for the Annual Central Asia & Caucasus Microfinance Forum? 16 – 17 Oct 2014 – Tbilisi, Georgia. Paul Randall, Chairman of the Board, Creditinfo Georgia, will be speaking on “How Credit Bureaus adding value to data supports MFIs”
Please come along and meet Paul …
For more info visit: http://www.uni-global.eu/en/event/2014-163
With the support of the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, 1CB Kazakhstan recently hosted a very successful event in Almaty dedicated to discussing the introduction of legal restrictions on the leverage ratio (KDN) and limiting growth of unsecured lending, which entered into force in Kazakhstan from 1 April 2014. The relevance of the event was confirmed by the interest of more than one hundred representatives from the banks, the National Bank of Kazakhstan, financial institutions and the business media.
Ruslan Omarov, CEO, 1CB, Kanat Khalilov, Senior Risk Manager, 1CB and Paul Randall, Business Development Director, Creditinfo International spoke at the event. You can watch a recording of Paul & Kanat’s presentations on the internet which they kindly repeated for the Creditinfo Academy.
As you may remember, in November, we told you that we were the finalists, along with CRIF, for a tender to become the operator of the First Credit Bureau in Azerbaijan.
Before selecting the winner, the Executive Committee wanted to clarify a few issues relating to the hardware of each organisation. In December, Tomáš Tichý,Radek Bittner, Paul Randall and Reynir gave a presentation in Baku. According to Paul his presentation was fantastic and Reynir’s was OK! (how cheeky!).
Anyway, the Committee now want to visit both organisations, so at the end of January they will be going to IBCH in Kiev and to CRIF HQ in Bologna. Afterwhich they will advise who will receive the tender. Watch this space….
On a side note, we bumped into William Haigh as we were leaving the IFC office.
Paul Randall and one of the CIS team will be flying out to deliver training to some of Tanzania’s potential clients. This is a great way for the clients to network and share best practice whilst also being an informative session and for us, it’s a great opportunity to promote what we do best and how we can help them do things better. During the 4 x 50 minutes sessions, we’ll be telling them about the benefits of a Credit Bureau, the data landscape in their country, going into detail about scoring and also automation. If this is of interest, give Paul a call!