We are commited to implementing innovative and
sustainable solutions in the development space

We are a dedicated team, focused on risk advisory and risk mitigation solutions for humanitarian and development organizations. We are enablers and catalysts who support our clients in achieving the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

Hanna Grewe

Hanna is dedicated to the principle of shared value and strongly believes the finance sector has both the expertise and the obligation to help maximize social impact in the development space.  Before joining SIP, she worked in Munich Re’s corporate strategy department, managing international insurance projects for the greater group.  And her years of experience working for a leading management and strategy consulting firm means she knows how to design and develop innovative and effective solutions and, when necessary, to fight for them. 

Lisa von der Heydte

Lisa is a dedicated social impact professional whose work in the NGO sector and private sector gives her a deep understanding of the issues and complexities in both worlds.   She is a respected authority on climate-risk related risk transfer solutions and, with her extensive experience, backed by her doctoral research on organizational challenges faced by entities in the social sector and strategies to cope with them, Lisa is uniquely equipped to lead the SIP team.

Previously Lisa worked for social business network, Ashoka - in supporting social entrepreneurs to scale their impact – as well as the Munich Re Climate Risk Research Centre – in developing (climate-)vulnerability-based aid and investment programmes.  As SIP’s design thinking expert, she is responsible for integrating the team’s experience and expertise so, together, they can deliver innovative and appropriate humanitarian aid and development solutions.

nozuko nkumanda

Nozuko is dedicated to building the Africa business for SIP. She is an experienced Management Consultant having worked for an international advisory firm, focused on strategy consulting and in Financial Services, again focused on strategy, as well as organisational improvement. Nozuko later used these skills in her role heading up Group Procurement Operations at Hollard. She now uses this outcome-based approach to operational and organisational issues in the social impact space in order to direct effort to the areas that enable sustainable social impact. 

Oliver Quast

In his 11 years in the risk finance sector, finding financial solutions to extend the reach and impact of social impact work has not only become a personal motivation for Oliver, it is one he sees investors valuing more too.  Before he moved to SIP, he was with Munich Re, where he worked as an underwriter and developed in-depth experience in several insurance fields - including risk management, risk modelling and risk transfer - providing creative solutions for international brokers and Fortune 500 clients.  Today he also works closely with NGOs, investors, insurers and other social impact stakeholders, and leads SIP in its development of custom-made parametric products designed to improve disaster preparedness, resilience and recovery.

Megan Lawrence

Megan believes that financial inclusion is a deep-seated part of delivering holistic sustainable long-term social impact. Prior to joining SIP Megan headed up customer, strategy, data and analytics in the Hollard Life business and has deep experience in managing customer retention and value in the lower income markets and micro-insurance area. She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to drive more efficient use of social sector funding so more beneficiaries can be impacted.