Susann Tischendorf

Susann leads the Communication and Digital Innovation agenda of iBAN. Susann has a wide range of experience in stakeholder engagement and advocacy for topics of global relevance, including private sector development and disaster risk finance. Working for the United Nations, the World Bank/IFC and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for seven years prior to joining the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, she was assigned to projects in South America, Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe.

In Your Words

Entrepreneurs share inclusive business insights

"The job of any entrepreneur is to take dreams seriously. Don't spend a year or two years in research and development, trying to build the perfect solution for a customer you probably don't understand. Get something in customer's hands right away and let them tell you what to build."

Jeff Schnurr

Jeff Schnurr, Jaza CEO


“As a woman entrepreneur, you think about all the people you are dealing with around you, and maybe that makes you more successful.”

Elizabeth Gikebe

Elizabeth Gikebe, Founder and CEO of Mhogo Foods


“I think for us we believe that when you employ the farmer, you employ the whole nation, because I think food is very much the basic core of any country.”

Moses Kimani

Moses Kimani, CEO of Lentera Africa


“Let’s embrace the recycling economy.”

Zablon Wekesa Wanyama

Zablon Wekesa Wanyama


“We were in London, planning to come to Kenya for one week, and we were debating, should we go and get bananas from Tesco? And bring them with us to Kenya? When you go to the supermarket in Kenya the bananas are shockingly bad.”

Ann Marie Ken & Nancy Karie May

Ann Marie Ken & Nancy Karie May