New Members Bring Expertise in Inclusive Finance to Root Capital’s Board of Directors

Root Capital is pleased to announce the addition of two members to our board of directors: Fleur Boos and Philip Brown. Fleur is new to the board and Philip is a returning member, who previously served on the Finance and Risk and Credit Committees. They both have extensive financial services experience and bring a deep understanding of Root Capital’s access to finance agenda. With the addition of Fleur and Philip, our board of directors now comprises 13 members.

Fleur and Philip are excited to bring their banking and inclusive finance experience to Root Capital’s board of directors. Philip noted that he is thrilled “to be part of the Root journey, scaling resilient impact and tackling the contextual challenges of the day, from climate to crop disease, to achieve improved livelihoods and communities.” Read more about these two new board leaders below, and join us in welcoming them to the Root Capital board of directors.

An image of Philip, wearing a suit and a red tie, against a grey backdrop.Philip Brown is an Impact Banker and Senior Risk Officer who works to scale mission-driven organizations to achieve positive sustainable outcomes. With over 40 years’ experience within Citigroup across multiple divisions and functions in the U.S., Europe, Sri Lanka, and the Channel Islands, he has a wealth of experience in many different facets of banking. He was a founding member and Managing Director of Citi Inclusive Finance Group. This resulted in more than $4 billion in financing for microfinance and inclusive businesses. Before moving to Citi Inclusive Finance, he was Citi’s Risk Director for Project Finance and Structured Trade Finance within Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

His current external roles include Director and Investment Committee member of the Habitat for Humanity MicroBuild Fund, member of the Lending and Finance & Risk Committees of Big Issue Invest, Board Adviser to Flow Global, and Emeritus member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Financial Inclusion. Philip is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Management Institute.

Fleur Boos started her career in investment banking and lives in the Netherlands. She holds a MSc in Economics with a specialization in Financial Management, Corporate Finance. Currently, she is a PhD candidate on platform ecosystems and governance. She is also the founder of The Value Department, a company partnering with organizations to make their business model future proof by leveraging their unique position in the ecosystem, enabled by technology contributing to ESG. With clients, she works on strategy and new (digital) propositions for data-driven financing, risk distribution and monitoring and digital identity.

Previously, Fleur served as a member of the global management team of Trade & Commodity Finance of ABN AMRO. She was responsible for leading the Global Services operations for the Commodities (Agri, Metals & Energy) business across various time zones. Fleur has been involved in new commodity (blockchain) ventures like VAKT, KomGo, and MineHub and closely worked with multiple actors to build new value propositions for platform ecosystems.

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