Mariella is leading the inclusive insurance innovation lab and is also the main contact for the MENA region and francophone countries. She is responsible for the implementation of the online Insurance Core Principles self-assessment tool and is supporting A2ii’s work on increasing women’s access to insurance. Before joining the A2ii, Mariella worked as an advisor for private sector development at GIZ. Prior to that, she worked at AXA Germany’s Risk Management Unit that dealt with implementing regulatory requirements. Mariella holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Public Policy from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and École Polytechnique. She is fluent in English, French and German, and also speaks some Spanish and Portuguese.