Mr Dawson became a Non-Executive Director of ASA International Holding (‘ASA International’) in 2013 and became a Director of the Company on 28 June 2018. He was appointed Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2021. Mr Dawson continues to chair the Nomination Committee and the Independent Directors’ Committee. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Egerton Capital and Citywire Holdings.
Mr Brouwer co-founded ASA International in 2007 and served as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer until June 2023. As of 15 June 2023, Mr Brouwer has assumed a new role as (i) Deputy Chairman of the Board of ASA International and (ii) Special Advisor to the CEO, the Executive Committee and the wider management team. He has over 20 years' experience in investment banking and 15 years' experience in microfinance. He is Managing Director of Catalyst Microfinance Investors ('CMI'), which he co-founded in 2006, and Non-Executive Chairman of CarbonX, an advanced materials venture.
Ms Kersten was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 15 June 2023. She joined the Group Executive Committee as Corporate Development Director in October 2021. She previously worked for ABN AMRO Bank, where she had a distinguished career, most recently as Managing Director, Trade & Commodity Finance. Ms Kersten is a member of the Supervisory Board of Mondriaan Fonds and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mondriaan Fonds. She is also a member of the selection committee of Hotelschool The Hague.
Ms Kemna has been a Non-Executive Director since 2018 and was appointed as Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2021. She is the Chair of the board of Directors for Dutch pension provider and asset manager MN. Ms Kemna is also the Chair of the Audit Committee at insurer Vivat – Athora NL, at healthcare insurer Menzis and at the National ICT Institute for Healthcare in the Netherlands. Since 2020, she has served as a deputy member of the Board of the Dutch Court of Auditors. Ms Kemna has a broad experience in working with international financial and government institutions.
Dr Ahmed has been a Non-Executive Director since December 2020. He is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Management at BRAC University and an Independent Director of Grameenphone Ltd. He is also on the advisory bodies of several governmental and non-governmental agencies in Bangladesh and a member of the Board of Trustees of three universities and a postgraduate institute. He has worked as a Consultant for many international agencies and has authored over 90 publications.
Mr Low has been a Non-Executive Director since February 2023. Mr Low was I&M Group Plc’s Regional Director for its East Africa businesses and currently is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of I&M Group plc and a NonExecutive Director of I&M Bank (Uganda) plc and Bank One Ltd, I&M’s JV Bank in Mauritius. He is on the Board of the Scottish African Business Association, an Investment Committee member of JPIN Global Ltd and the Zephyr Acorn Fund, both investors in early-stage impact companies, and advises several FinTech start-ups. With over 30 years in international financial services, risk management and digital transformation, Mr Low has specialised in emerging markets, working across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.