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Advisory Council

The Center’s Advisory Council provides guidance on strategic focus and development of new program areas and projects. Composed of leaders from the microfinance industry and the financial sector, Advisory Council members have thought deeply about providing financial services to the poor and are focused on future challenges and opportunities. The Council aids Center staff in creating relationships in the industry, further developing the Center’s current initiatives and holding the Center accountable for serving the industry and achieving results.

Advisory Council members are diverse stakeholders who share in common: a commitment to advancing the field of inclusive financial services, intellectual independence and rigor, a focus on the future of the industry, a belief in the value of collaboration and an understanding of the importance of bridging the gap between the private sector and mainstream microfinance players.

Advisory Council Members

Brian Clancy, Chair
Kendae Technology

Nancy Birdsall
Founding President
Center for Global Development

Philip Brown
Managing Director of Risk
Citi Microfinance

Paul Christensen
Senior Lecturer, Finance
Northwestern University
Former President, ShoreCap Management

Alex Counts
President & CEO
Grameen Foundation

Anthony Goland
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company



Kate McKee
Senior Advisor for Policy, Poverty and Aid Effectiveness
Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Jonathan Morduch
Professor of Public Policy and Economics
New York University

David Simms
Board Chair
Opportunity International Network

Diana Taylor
Managing Director
Wolfensohn & Co

Paul Tregidgo
Managing Director
Credit Suisse