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About the RMC

The Russian Microfinance Center (RMC) is the Russian Federation’s leading Microfinance think-tank, service provider, and advocate. Since its establishment in 2002, the RMC has become the number one provider of microfinance consulting services, research, and training in Russia, as well as the sole national-level advocate and resource center for Russian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs).

During our 10+ year tenure, we have worked tirelessly to create a more inclusive financial system in Russia and the surrounding region— and will continue to do so until poverty is a pastime.

The Russian Microfinance Center operates as a not-for-profit fund under Article 118 of the Russian Civil Code, maximizing the objectivity of our work. Outside of partnerships and collaborations, no for-profit or not-for-profit entities from either the public or private sphere exert influence over our work.

Our Leadership

The RMC’s tripartite structure—and the years of experience and unique perspective each member of these components bring to the table— ensures that our organization remains focused, effective, and forward-thinking. Learn more about our top leadership using the links to the side.

The Board of Directors: The main function of the Board is to ensure the Center's compliance with the purposes for which it was created. The Board consists of 9 renowned Russian and international experts in microfinance, financial services, and entrepreneurship. Meet the Board

Board of Trustees: Our Board of Trustees consists of financial sector professionals and leadership from across the Russian Federation, representing both the private and public sector. This diverse combination allows for a comprehensive and realistic strategy when making key decisions that will affect the RMC and its trajectory. Meet the Trustees

Advisory Board: The Advisory Board consists of microfinance leadership from MFIs across the Russian Federation, ensuring our perspective and our products are truly taking into account the needs of all Russian MFIs. Meet the Advisory Board

Management and Staff: The RMC’s experienced staff places the Boards’ policies into practice, constantly innovating as they strive to make ideas actionable. Meet the Staff

Our Partners: The RMC’s work and reputation have resulted in key, big-name partnerships over the years (i.e., the World Bank, Alliance for Financial Inclusion, United Nations Development Programme). These partnerships (and the impressive collaborations completed through said partnerships) lend legitimacy to the caliber and consistency of our work. Learn more about our partners

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a more inclusive and accessible financial system in the Russian Federation and expand economic opportunities to impoverished individuals, small and medium enterprises, and entrepreneurs through advocacy, education, research, and professional consulting.