Veronique Su is Swisscontact’s Regional Director in Central, East and Southern Africa and has specialized in systemic Private Sector Development, with a strong focus on Product Development and Innovation in the area of Financial Services. She provides advisory and business development services to organisations, partners and program managers with the aim to ensure quality and impact in program implementation. Over the last 12 years, she was influential in the development of Swisscontact’s service offering and in positioning Swisscontact in the market for development advisory services in Financial Services in East Africa. Other skills include program management of Private Sector Development programs, backstopping to program managers and their staff as well as technical assistance for program partners and donors. Recent assignments were in programs focusing on improved access to financial and and the pioneering of commercially viable financial services such as Microleasing. Such programs also comprise training components strengthening public and private institutions as well as service providers to enhance their capacity to reach out to households and businesses. Before joining Swisscontact, Veronique worked for several financial services providers in Switzerland – she joined Swisscontact after 10 years at UBS where she worked in Investment Banking (Securities Borrowing & Lending), Corporate Risk Management and managing projects in the internet banking offering of the bank.