About Us

Who We Are

Michael J. McCord, President

Michael combines experience as controller of a US commercial bank, CEO of a MFI in Uganda, regional director for microfinance programs in Africa, and, since 2000, Founder and President of the MicroInsurance Centre, to provide a depth of knowledge on developing and managing microinsurance products. His specializations include institutional development for microinsurance, new product development, and assessment and analysis of microinsurance programs. Michael also specializes in trainings; he has provided microinsurance training to over 1,600 people across the globe and is a highly sought speaker at international forums.

He has written extensively on microinsurance – including multiple articles in "Protecting the Poor, A Microinsurance Compendium", and he is a co-author of "Making Insurance Work for Microfinance" as well as "The Landscape of Microinsurance in the World’s 100 Poorest Countries". Michael is the author of numerous microinsurance case studies and other documents that facilitate partnership relationships in microinsurance. He has also written several other documents and manuals on subjects as varied as pilot testing, rollout, the feedback loop for microfinance institutions, MFI accounting and analysis, and the function of laws.


To complete the wide variety of projects carried out by the MicroInsurance Centre, we also work with a number of exceptional consultants. To see a list of consultants with whom we work and their respective bios, please visit our Consultants page.

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"In terms of the relationship with insurers, the delivery channel must be the primary driver in product development." -- Mariana Torres | Compartamos

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MicroInsurance Centre
1045 N Lynndale Drive Ste 2E
Appleton, WI 54914