Anita is President and Founder of AZMJ, a global consulting firm that specializes in rural and agricultural finance and enterprise development in developing countries. AZMJ works in multiple countries, facilitating linkages between international business opportunities, impact investors and local development initiatives. AZMJ organizes the annual global Cracking the Nut Conference (see www.crackingthenutconference.com)
Anita is an agricultural finance and value chain specialist with more than 20 years of experience in international finance and private sector development. Previously, she worked for Chemonics International, managing projects related to SME finance, leasing and bank restructuring, as well as prudential regulation and supervision of microfinance institutions. She also led research on agricultural value chains and designed training tools as Director of the AMAP/Knowledge Generation project.