Fonkoze’s financial services provider – Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, S.A. (Fonkoze Financial Services) – is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Boyer as Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2017. She will be the first Haitian woman to hold this position, something for which the Fonkoze Financial Services Board has long strived. She will be replacing current CEO Matthew Brown, who has led the organization for over 3 years, strengthening the institution on many levels.
Dominique has worked for Fonkoze for the last 7 years and has respectively held the positions of Head of Internal Audit and Chief Operations Officer. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of management, accounting, internal and external auditing of organizations in numerous sectors including banking, non-governmental, government institutions and private businesses. She has extensive experience with multilateral and bilateral organizations such as USAID, World Bank and the United Nations. Her private sector experience includes holding senior positions at KPMG and the Bank Intercontinental d’Haiti (Ex Bank of Boston). Additionally, Dominique spent six years as an auditing/accounting professor at one of Haiti’s leading Universities, Université Quisqueya.
Dominique’s breadth of experience is magnified by her passion for Fonkoze’s core mission. “I am proud to be part of such an organization, which is not just an institution but a movement tailored to more effectively and efficiently assist the disenfranchised.”
Dominique holds degrees from Collège Saint Laurent and Université du Québec à Montrél in finance and accounting.
Q: What motivates you to get up every morning?
A: Knowing that I, along with the nearly 1000 employees that Fonkoze has on staff, will in all likelihood positively touch the lives of thousands of people in the most remote parts of the country by providing them the financial and development services they need in order to cope with their daily activities.
Q: Why microfinance for the poor?
A: Microfinance makes accessible financial services to disadvantaged and low-income segments of society (individuals and businesses) which are not taken into account by traditional financial institutions. As a result, these people, who in the past were forgotten, will also have the opportunity to participate in the social and economic development of the country which will eventually have an impact in the reduction of poverty.
Q: Why are you passionate about Fonkoze?
A: Over the past 20 years, Fonkoze has worked hard to reach out to and service a significant number of clients located in the most remote areas of the country – where but for Fonkoze’s services – those persons would not have access to credit or structured financial services of any kind. Fonkoze, in my mind, is in many respects one of the country’s champions of financial inclusion. I am therefore proud to be part of such an organization, which is not just an institution but a movement tailored to moroe effectively and efficiently assist the disenfranchised.