Antonique Koning has more than 20 years of experience working on a range of topics related to financial inclusion, and serves as CGAP’s Gender Lead. She has expertise in gender norms affecting women’s financial inclusion and empowerment, responsible finance, customer centricity and empowerment.
Antonique is a co-author of Addressing Gender Norms to Increase Financial Inclusion: Designing for Impact and chairs the Technical Advisory Committee of FinEquity, the community of practice convened by CGAP on women’s economic empowerment through financial inclusion. Antonique also led CGAP’s work on customer outcomes based approaches to consumer protection, and is a contributor to CGAP’s Customer Centric Guide.
Before joining CGAP in 2004, Antonique gained hands-on experience developing and implementing microcredit programs in El Salvador and working with savings banks globally. She has a Master’s degree in International Trade Management and Policy from the University of Birmingham, and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Antonique is based in Belgium, and speaks Spanish, French, and Dutch.