Covid-19: WOCCU appoints new committee to identify, share best practices with co-ops

BySacco Review

Aug 5, 2020
George Ombado, CEO African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA).

By Staff Reporter

African Confederation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives Chief Executive Officer George Ombado has been named a member of the World Council of Credit Unions newly established Committee.

 The Covid-19 Response Committee will be dedicated to identifying best practices and strategies that credit unions around the globe can utilize to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Committee will also help credit unions mitigate health and economic impacts of the crisis through Advocacy, Member Support, Digitization, Community Support, and Business Continuity.

It will be chaired by the WOCCU Board Director and National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK) Chair and President Younsik Kim.

Other members will include WOCCU Board Directors Martha Durdin of Canada, Charles Murphy of Ireland and Board Chair Rafał Matusiak of Poland, Greg Michlig, Chief Engagement Officer, Credit Union National Association (USA), Elenita San Roque, CEO, Asian Confederation of Credit Unions and Adrian Rodriguez, CEO, Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives of Costa Rica.

The Committee will hold its first meeting on August 27, and it’s first in a series of bimonthly webinars on September 17.

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