Winnie Mengech is an Associate Operations Officer with the Financial Institutions Group of IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the last seven years, she has advised banks across Africa to promote access to finance for SMEs. She has led FIG Advisory Services Projects to support Banks to better serve SMEs including Women-owned SMEs. This involved advising banks to transform from Corporate banking to SME Banking including supporting these banks to develop Non-Financial Services propositions for the SME and Women segments. Before joining IFC, Winnie worked in the private sector covering the Eastern and Southern Africa region, both as an Auditor and as Supply Chain Finance professional. Winnie is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) and a graduate from the University of Nairobi. She is also finalizing her Master’s in Business Administration.