Finance and economics

Alejandro Fernandez Whipple

Partner Director for BetaMetrix, Dominican Republic

Alejandro has worked in the private sector as Vice President at Banco Popular and Citibank focusing on corporate banking and risk management. In the public sector he was Technical Advisor to Banking Superintendent and eventually became Manager for the Superintendency of Banks. He was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MBA in Banking Management at Exeter University.

Jayshree Venkatesan

Independent consultant on financial inclusion and scholar at the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy

Jayashree attended King’s College London as a Chevening Fellow on the Chevening Gurukul Programme for Leadership and Excellence. With a strong belief in the transformative power of finance for economic development, she has been involved with assisting start up microfinance institutions. She provides consulting services for financial inclusion and impact investment. Since finishing her Chevening course she has been selected as a scholar at the influential Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.

Dr Juan Triana Cordoví

Professor of Cuban economy and universal economic thought, University of Havana and Senior Researcher, Research Centre on Cuban Economy

Dr Triana Cordoví earned his doctorate in Economic Sciences in 1999 at the University of Havana. With the help of a Chevening Award he did post-doctoral research at the University of Wolverhampton. He has acted as a consultant for Cuban and international companies and has given conferences on Cuban economy and development issues at international universities. Currently, he is a member of the commission that advises the Cuban government on its economic reform programme.

Nchimunya Monde

Director of Credit Control and Risk, Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission, Zambia

Nchimunya obtained his MA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds in 2008 through a joint Chevening/Canon Collins Trust Scholarship. Prior to Chevening, he was a Credit Officer for the Foundation for International Community Assistance and an Assistant Tax Inspector at the Zambia Revenue Authority. The experience boosted his career and he has risen in his field since returning to Zambia after completing his MA.

Nchimunya became Director of Credit Control and Risk at the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission in 2015. In addition to this, Nchimunya also gives back in his spare time in a leadership role at the Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust where he promotes their work and leads the trust’s alumni activities in Zambia.