Gilles Da Costa

Directeur Régional - Afrique de l’Ouest et du Nord

Gilles brings to Inclusion [Social Ratings] his extensive experience in microfinance advisory and capacity-building. He has worked throughout Western and Central Africa over the last 16 years advising MFIs on strategic development and operational planning, training, and social performance management & assessment.

Gilles previously held the position of Chief of Operations & Programs, as well as Coordinator of Social Performance Management and Financial Education at the Benin Professional Microfinance Network (Consortium Alafia), where he coordinated the establishment of an MFI rating mechanism as part of the “Competition for Exellence” among microfinance institutions in Benin. He is also a Certified Lead Assessor on Client Protection Principles (SMART Campaign), SPI4 qualified Auditor and MICROVISION specialist for Financial Projection.

Gilles holds a Master’s degree in Management of Economic Policy, (a joint program of Cocody University in Abidjan, in partnership with the World Bank and the African Capacity Building Foundation), as well as a Master’s in Management and Technical Banking and certificate in digital finance.