Active global voice on the importance of inclusive finance for achieving development and economic goals. Designated in 2009 by the UN Secretary-General as Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, encourages universal access for individuals and enterprises, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services, provided by diverse responsible and sustainable institutions. Works in partnership with stakeholders globally to raise awareness, encourage leadership, and foster action toward financial inclusion. Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. Member of the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance and Honorary Chair, Dutch Money Wise Platform.