Ms Mariska Louw joined EDCTP in July 2013. She is the Senior Administrative Officer for the EDCTP Africa Office and responsible for all administrative duties pertaining to this office. Before joining EDCTP, Mariska worked as an Office Manager in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) for 12 years. Prior to joining MRC, Mariska worked as a financial advisor for a large financial institution. She is a qualified staff nurse who also studied financial accounting and has done several short courses on management development and project management through the Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa. Public financial management and administration is one of Mariska’s strengths.