Chairman of the Board Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell is Vice President of Financial Services for Mercy Corps and has 28 years of financial services experience, having worked in Public Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Banking and as the Chief Financial Officer of Mercy Corps. Steve represents the interests of Mercy Corps with Bank Andara in Indonesia, Kompanion in Kyrgyzstan, and XacBank in Mongolia, and is actively engaged with microfinance efforts around the world

Board Member Anne Hastings

Anne Hastings is a Global Advocate with Uplift, an initiative dedicated to accelerating the global adoption of the Graduation Approach to overcoming the most extreme forms of poverty. Between 1996 and 2013, Anne served in the leadership of Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, first as Director of Fonkoze and then as CEO of Fonkoze Financial Services, S.A., which she helped to found in July 2004. Her awards include an Honorary Doctorate from Duquesne University; a Women Together Award because of her commitment to the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur in Latin America Award.

Board Member Victoria Bejarano

A 28 year veteran of the insurance industry, before joining Zurich Insurance Victoria built her career in several senior positions within MAPFRE, a leading Spanish insurer. She has been the spokesperson in several microinsurance events. She is an attorney and holds an MBA from Purdue University.

Board Member Denis Garand

Denis, a professional Canadian actuary, is one of the world’s best known independent consultants focusing on microinsurance. Previously, from 1981 to 2000, he held a variety of positions at a major insurance company including Director of Marketing and Vice-President of Group Insurance. His work in over 30 countries has covered a wide array of topics including advising regulators, and developing and assessing microinsurance initiatives.