Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2014, Evrim Kirimkan oversees operations in the region, based out of Quito, Ecuador. While in charge of the regional financial, administrative, and operational management, he is also General Manager of MFR Ecuador, a company authorized by the local regulator. Evrim is MFR’s Technical Director and Chairman of MFR’s Technical Group, member of MFR Ecuador’s Credit Rating Committee, part of MFR Bolivia’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, and in charge of technical developments for the company’s global Credit Rating services. He is a lecturer at the Boulder Institute’s Microfinance Training Programs since 2014, and a member of faculty at the University of Alcalá’s Microfinance and Social Development Master’s program, teaching courses such as risk management, financial analysis, and social performance management. Moreover, Evrim is a member of the Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM), co-authoring the Risk Management Graduation Model, now part of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).
He joined MFR in 2009 as Analyst and has been involved in over 200 assignments, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean, acquiring extensive field experience as team leader and project manager in fields such as risk management, social performance management, micro and SME finance, agricultural finance, among others.
He also worked as an independent consultant, specializing in the implementation of risk and social performance management systems in Latin America and Africa. Prior to joining MFR, Evrim worked as Treasurer and Account Manager at BNP Paribas Securities Services in Brussels.
He holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Financial Management from Vlerick Business School and a PGCert in Agricultural Economics from SOAS – University of London. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Turkish.