Born in India, Ms Sayma Siddiqui pursued her Masters in Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Finance from Institute of Business Management, India in 2003. She also completed her Diploma in International Business Management from NILEM, India. Before moving to the Netherlands, she worked with ITI Exports as a finance assistant for 3 years and with Aviva Insurance for one year. Sayma joined EDCTP in 2010. Currently a Grants Finance Officer, her main tasks are to review the financial reporting on grants and support grantees in this.