Since 1994, Rupert has served as President and CEO of FINCA International, the majority-owner of 20-community-based microfinance institutions and banks across Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia.
Under Rupert’s leadership, FINCA has grown into a network of innovative microfinance institutions offering a range of financial services across five continents with two million clients and a loan portfolio of over $1 billion.
Rupert is now leading FINCA International on the next leg of its journey: supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic services and financial innovation. This work is expanding access to essential products in energy, water and sanitation, education, health, agriculture and fintech for the world’s poor. Combined, FINCA International’s work in microfinance and social enterprise catalyses greater resilience and opportunity, and helps low-income families achieve a better standard of living.