Elodie Parent started her career in development during her work experience with the UN in the office of the High Representative of the Least Developed Countries. Since 2004, Elodie has worked for the French Development Agency (AFD) where she started her duties in Morocco, in charge of the development of microfinance activity. Between 2007 and 2013, she was senior investment officer at Proparco, the spearhead of the AFD Group for financing the private sector. As head of the microfinance unit, she worked on the coordination of investments in the sector. In particular, Elodie conducted equity investment, debt and guarantee operations for inclusive financial institutions. Since September 2013, she became a Rapid Transformational certified coach (member of International Coach Federation) to lead coaching and trainings on Leadership and Innovation.