Researchers

 

Tristan Caballero-Montes

Tristan Caballero-Montes is currently doing a PhD at the University of Mons (Warocqué School of Business and Economics) under the supervision of Professor Labie. The topic of his PhD is “Regulation of the Microfinance Sector”. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the University of Mons. He has a first working experience in the field of microfinance through an internship in the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA).

Alicia Dipierri

Ana Alicia Dipierri is a researcher, at the CERMi-ULB under the joint supervision of Marek Hudon and Tom Dedeurwaerdere (UCL). She starts in October with a 2+2 Aspirant fellowship of the FNRS. Her topic of interest is the behavioral changes that occur in the food system towards a sustainable development. More precisely, the objective of her PhD is to understand the changes in the behavior, the innovative solutions and the triggering motivations of several actors (i.e. small-scale and medium producers and enterprises, industrial actors, not-for-profit organizations, etc.), towards a sustainable development. She holds a master’s degree in international development and economics (HTW Berlin, Germany), two post-diploma/licentiate degrees in marketing (UOC Barcelona, Spain) and international trade (UB Barcelona, Spain), and a diploma/licentiate in tourism development (UNCo Neuquen, Argentina).

Email: Alicia.Dipierri@ulb.ac.be

Tel.: +32 (0)2.650.35.88

François-Xavier Ledru

François-Xavier Ledru is currently undertaking a Ph.D programme in finance at both the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi - ULB) and the Centre for Research in Finance and Management (CeReFiM - UNamur). He is also a teaching assistant in econometrics at the University of Namur (UNamur). He works under the co-supervision of Professor Marek Hudon (ULB) and Professor Oscar Bernal (UNamur). His research topic is Impact Investing, but he also goes further into related issues pertaining to microfinance, Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), social enterprises, ESG criteria, etc. François-Xavier holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa) as well as a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Namur (UNamur).

Email: francois-xavier.ledru@unamur.be

 

Samuel Anokye Nyarko

Samuel Anokye Nyarko is undertaking a PhD at CERMi under the co-supervision of Professor Ariane Szafarz (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and Professor Roy Mersland (University of Agder, Norway). He is working on mission drift in microfinance institutions. Samuel holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Agder and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. In the prior years, he has served as a teaching assistant.

Email: Samuel.Nyarko@ulb.ac.be

Tel.: +32 (0)2.650.41.26

Laure Radermecker

Laure Radermecker is currently doing a PhD at the University of Mons (Warocqué School of Business and Economics). The topic of her PhD is “Contributions of microfinance institutions to a better financial inclusion: an approach by products conceptions and organizational strategies”. She mainly work for her doctoral research on Latin America. She is also interested in rural finance. In 2016, she conducted a four months field research on microfinance investment vehicles in Colombia. At the same time, she is finishing her doctoral school. In October 2016, she graduated from European Microfinance Program. Laure Radermecker has a Master in Business Engineering from the Université de Mons. Her first experience with microfinance was during an internship in 2015 at the economics department of Kennesaw State University, Georgia, where she worked as a research assistant in the macroeconomics and finance area, working on financial inclusion and its impacts on economic growth.

Emaillaure.radermecker@umons.ac.be

Tel.: +32 65/37.32.79

Claudia Savarese

Claudia Savarese is currently undertaking a joint PhD programme in Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Université de Liège (ULg). She works under the supervision of Professor Marek Hudon and Professor Benjamin Huybrechts. She carries out her research on inter-organizational relations between social enterprises and corporates, with a focus on FairTrade organizations. She is also interested in rural finance and value chain financing. In 2015, she conducted a three month research on the rice value chain in Burkina Faso. She has previous working experiences at the Financial Division for Eastern and Southern Africa of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Trade Section of the Canadian Embassy in Rome.  In 2015, she completed her Advanced Master in Microfinance at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (European Microfinance Program). She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations (LUISS Guido Carli in Rome) and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Cooperation (University L’Orientale in Naples, Italy)

Email: claudia.savarese@ulb.ac.be

Tel.: +32 (0)2.650.35.88

Coline Serres

Coline Serres is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Economics and Management at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She works under the joint supervision of Professor Marek Hudon (ULB) and Professor Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Université catholique de Louvain). Her Ph.D. topic is "Social Economy and the Commons" and her research mainly focuses on forestry in Europe and Russia. Coline holds a Master's degree in Management from Montpellier Business School, France. Previously, she had several working experiences in the field of human resources in the private sector in France.

Email: Coline.Serres@ulb.ac.be

Tel.: +32 (0)2.650.48.72