Grethe Petersen

Director, Strategic Engagement & Communications

Grethe oversees the policy and advocacy work in our Strategic Engagement & Communications team.

Grethe joined CIFF in 2015 from Marie Stopes International (MSI). In her nine years at MSI she was Regional Director for East and Southern Africa; MSI’s Country Director in Ethiopia; and Director for the Prevention of Maternal Deaths and Unwanted Pregnancies programme. 

Grethe has also worked with the Alliance to End Hunger in Ghana and supported microfinance projects in India. 

Prior to her work in development, Grethe worked for twenty years in banking, including roles at BNP Paribas, Mizuho Financial Group and Sydbank.

Grethe has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and is originally from Denmark.