Supervisory Board

Oikocredit International’s operations are managed by a two-tier board. The Supervisory Board oversees the company and an executive board, the Managing Board, handles the day-to-day operations. Members of the Supervisory Board are elected to hold office for a period of three years and are eligible for re-election for one term. 

Cheryl Jackson

USA/Switzerland Chair of the Supervisory Board

Cheryl Jackson has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since 20 June 2019. With 10 years of inflow network experience with... Read more

Cheryl Jackson has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since 20 June 2019. With 10 years of inflow network experience with the Suisse Romande Oikocredit support association in Switzerland, Ms Jackson brings a support association perspective to the board.

In her time as a volunteer with Oikocredit Suisse Romande, she also served for six years as a member of the Oikocredit Network Coordination Committee. Her professional career in the US was as a legal and tax adviser to small businesses.

Cheryl holds a master’s degree in tax law from Georgetown University Law Centre and a juris doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law. Her first degree was in business administration from the University of Florida.

Gaëlle Bonnieux

France Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board

Current position: Agriculture Impact Investing Consultant. Gaëlle Bonnieux has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit... Read more

Current position: Agriculture Impact Investing Consultant.

Gaëlle Bonnieux has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since 20 June 2019. With over 13 years’ international experience in impact investing and agriculture, she is an adviser to investors on generating financial and impact returns through investment in sustainable agriculture supply chains.

Gaëlle was head of Agriculture Debt Investments at ResponsAbility Investments where she managed two large funds. Previously she has held positions at PlaNet Investment Services, Max Havelaar and BAOBAB.

Gaëlle holds an MBA from the ESSCA School of Management, as well as a master’s in finance from the ESSEC Business School in France.

Gaston Aussems

The Netherlands

Current position: Fintech advisor and non-executive Gaston Aussems has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since June... Read more

Current position: Fintech advisor and non-executive

Gaston Aussems has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since June 2021. He is a trusted advisor and non-executive in fintech and a partner with several venture capital firms.

From 2013 to 2020 Gaston was CEO of Mollie, a European payment service provider focused on making enterprise-level financial services available and affordable to SMEs and smaller merchants. At Mollie he was responsible for scaling up the organisation, product development, finance, legal, commerce, human resources and relationships with supervisory bodies.

Gaston previously worked in various roles in banking and the transactional economy, trade finance, international payments, cash management, financial software, consulting, training and risk management. He holds an MSc in computer sciences and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and has participated in the Supervisory Board programme at Nyenrode Business University.

Myrtille Danse

The Netherlands

Current position: Director Latin America and the Caribbean, Hivos. Myrtille Danse has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit... Read more

Current position: Director Latin America and the Caribbean, Hivos.

Myrtille Danse has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Oikocredit since 20 June 2019. She joined the Netherlands Food Partnership in 2020, where she leads the organisation’s work to boost transformative approaches for sustainable food systems and healthy diets in low- and middle-income countries. Myrtille previously worked for five years as director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Hivos, an international humanist organisation that strives for a free, fair and sustainable world.

 

Her experience working for the private sector, international organisations, the semi-public sector and research institutes enables Myrtille to mediate between these social actors and develop successful new value propositions and inclusive innovations. As a manager she is interested in organisational innovations, such as self-steering teams, holacracy (decentralised management) and global impact networks.

Myrtille is also an executive committee member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). She holds an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dr Tsitsi Dozwa-Choruma

Zimbabwe

Current position: Commissioner in the Public Service Commission of Zimbabwe. Currently Dr Dozwa-Choruma is a member of the Public Service... Read more

Current position: Commissioner in the Public Service Commission of Zimbabwe.

Currently Dr Dozwa-Choruma is a member of the Public Service Commission tasked with reforming the Zimbabwe Civil Service. Prior to this she was CEO for Fairtrade in Africa, tasked with promoting agriculture and trade across Africa and the Middle East. Before working with Fairtrade Africa she worked as Global Gender Adviser for Fairtrade International, regional and country director with Oxfam, ActionAid and Progressio. Dr Dozwa-Choruma is currently a board member of: Graca Machel Trust and the Zimbabwe Organisation for Policy Analysis and Development.

Dr Dozwa-Choruma holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University and an MPA from the University of Zimbabwe.