Dr. Mohammed R. Kroessin is a development economist with 20 years’ experience of working with development and financial institutions on strategies for sustainable livelihoods and social impact. He has formerly worked for Chambers of Commerce and the Centre for Enterprise in the UK, was Asst. CEO of Muslim Aid and is now heading Islamic Relief’s Global Microfinance Unit where he leads a portfolio of 10 country financial inclusion programmes.
He has completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham (UK) and is currently a lecturer (ex-faculty) at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany. Previously, he was a Research Associate at the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Research Fellow at Aston Business School (UK).
Mohammed serves on the board of a number of two microfinance institutions in Eastern Europe and also has worked with microfinance institutions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.