The SIYB team

Organizational description | 01 October 2016

Marlen de la Chaux
  Marlen is the Global Coordinator of the SIYB program. She has worked on entrepreneurship promotion in a variety of contexts, ranging from female micro-entrepreneurs in rural Burkina Faso, tech start-ups in Nairobi, refugee entrepreneurs in East Africa to business creators in the UK and across Europe. Marlen holds a PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is fluent in English, German, and French.

Ines Bentchikou 
  Ines is a Market Systems and SME Development Officer. She has experience working in trade-related technical cooperation, local economic development, socio-economic inclusion, monitoring & evaluation and resource mobilisation, with the ILO, ITC (UN/WTO) and WWF. She holds an M.Sc. in International Development from King’s College London (UK) and a dual B.A. Honours in Global Business Management from NEOMA Business School (France) and Dublin City University (Ireland). Ines speaks English, French and Arabic fluently.

Luana Ayala
  Luana is a Junior Technical Officer in Entrepreneurship. She has hands-on experience working in Latin America with SME Development. She previously worked for the Argentine Ministry of the Treasury with international policy issues during the Argentine G20 Presidency and for the Secretariat of Finance designing and implementing public policies to promote and facilitate access for individuals and SMEs to financial services in Argentina. In the private sector she worked directly developing financial technology solutions for SMEs in Brazil. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil and a M.A. in Applied Economics from Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina.

Other team member working on
SIYB-related topics:
  Merten Sievers