Maria Nowak

President, Adie International

About Maria Nowak

Economist specialised in development, Maria Nowak pursued her career in Agence Française de Dévelopment and the World Bank. She started the first micro-lending programs in West Africa , in Eastern Europe and, on a volunteer basis, in France , in the framework of the Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique (Adie)

Maria is presently president of Adie International which promotes micro finance in Europe and in the Mediterranean region. She is author of « La Banquière de l’Espoir », « On ne prête (pas) qu’aux riches » and « Espoir economique ». She is also Doctor Honoris causa of the University of Leuven and Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur .

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