Princess Maxima will visit the “Gates Foundation” in Seattle

  November 14, 2010 at 11:40 am by

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Crown Princess Maxima, in her role as the United Nations Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, will be giving a speech at the Global Savings Forum this week.

The Global Savings Forum, set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Seattle, includes the usual conference fodder: speeches by dignitaries like Melinda Gates, who is expected to make a major grant announcement; and by Princess Maxima. The Gates Foundation is bringing together financial professionals, government officials, regulators, from around the world to make agreements that will benefit the world’s poor.

Princess Maxima was an investment banker before marrying the Prince of Orange and becoming the future Queen of the Netherlands. She graduated with a degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina in 1995.

In 2005, she was a member of the Advisors Group for the UN International Year of the Microcredit. HRH was appointed in 2009 by UN-Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to her current Special Advocate post because of her “extensive knowledge and expertise” on financial matters in developing countries.

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