Michael von During

Technical Specialist, Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN)

Michael von During is the Technical Specialist for the SAFIN Secretariat housed at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy. A native of Geneva, Switzerland, Michael has developed a career at the intersection of access to finance and agricultural development. His work in the impact investment space covering both fund structuring and pipeline development, combined with his experience at Cargill, have afforded him a deep understanding of the risks faced by companies and investors in the agriculture sector, as well as the tools available to address them.