THIERRY SENECHAL

Founder and Managing Director
Finance for Impact

Thierry Senechal is a founding partner of Finance For Impact, a leading advisory firm specializing in sustainable finance and financial governance. He has twenty years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in public finance, budget reform, municipal finance, banking and financial institutions development, financial inclusion, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance, mobile banking, and public administration. He has worked for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors (ADB, AFD, DFID, EBRD, IRDC, IFAD, IFC, IMF, IOM, World Bank, UN…) in more than 60 countries.

From 2007 to 2015, he was the executive secretary of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission, a leading standard-setting body in the banking industry. At ICC he initiated projects seeking to improve access to finance and bridge finance gaps in developing countries. Prior to joining the ICC Banking Commission, Thierry served as executive director for the public sector practice of the Mazars group (2002-2005). At Mazars (17,000 professionals in 70 countries), he led a wide range of client engagements for financial institutions, regulators and government treasuries around the globe, including the design of finance sector reforms and policies, investigations on misuse of public funds, and evaluation of government budgets. From 1997 to 2001, Thierry served as a finance sector specialist with the United Nations.

Thierry taught the Public Finance and Financing Development courses at Science Po Paris between 2005-2014.

Thierry received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He has also a MSc in Finance from London Business School and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University (Phi Beta Kappa). At MIT, he co-founded the Sloan Fellow Social Impact Group. His approach to complex systemic problems reflects these multidisciplinary foundations.