Leila Rispens-Noel co-founded WIMLER Foundation Hong Kong Ltd. and WIMLER Philippines in 2006. She was Senior Advisor for INAFI International, a network of over 300 microfinance institutions in Latin America, Asia, and Africa until 2012. Leila was former Program Manager at Oxfam Novib, in the Netherlands. She was a member of International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Civil Society Global Forum for Migration and Development in Manila-2008 and in Mauritius- 2012, Member of the Steering Committee for the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, and member of the Migrants Advisory Board (MAB) of the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI). She is presently a member of the Follow-Up Committee for the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (Philippines). She earned her BS degree in Commerce (Major Accounting) at the Holy Cross of Davao College (Philippines) and diploma in Rural and Agricultural Project Planning at the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands). Her fields of interest are migration, remittances, development, and microfinance. She is presently studying for her MA in Migration Studies at Miriam College, Manila.