Georgie Friederichs is currently working as Senior Policy Advisor for Qredits, Microfinance in the Netherlands. Georgie has a master degree in economics of the Free University of Amsterdam. Georgie's former functions include; Manager of Microcredits at Senter Novem (now part of the Dutch Government Agency `Agentschap NL´) where she was responsible for the creation and management of the Dutch knowledge center of microfinance and the Dutch microfinance guarantee pilot, project leader for deregulation issues (health care, consumer policies) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Financial Policy Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. As Senior Policy Advisor of Qredits, Georgie is responsible for policy related issues, subsidies, European contacts (funding etc.).