Kim Wilson, Lecturer in International Business and Human Security, began her interest in development when she entered the microfinance field in its infancy, after a career in mainstream venture financing. She began as a volunteer, a first step that led her to professional employment as a loan officer, MFI director, and investment fund advisor for both non-profit and for-profit microfinance ventures. She also oversaw the microfinance portfolio of a large international NGO. Her work in microfinance has led her to service in other sectors critical to rural development such as water, agriculture, and education.
A graduate of Wellesley College and Simmons Graduate School of Management, she is a Senior Fellow at Fletcher’s Center for Emerging Market Enterprises and also at the Feinstein International Center. She is interested in the financial resilience of households and markets at the base emerging market economies. Prof. Wilson is also the 2009 recipient of the James L. Paddock teaching award at The Fletcher School.
Prof. Wilson is a former member of the CFI Advisory Council.