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Microfinance: A Discussion with Jennifer Meehan, CEO (Asia Region), The Grameen Foundation

 

 1 hour & 30 minutes

Microfinance: A Discussion with Jennifer Meehan, CEO (Asia Region), The Grameen Foundation

85 Broads Hong Kong Chapter warmly invites you to an informal discussion with Jennifer Meehan on Thursday, June 25 on current topics in microfinance, including the ethics of making money from the poor and the trend toward the commercialization of microfinance and its effect on reaching the poor. Jennifer will offer her perspective on these topics and hold a question and answer session following her presentation. All are welcome to attend this event.

Jennifer Meehan joined Grameen Foundation in February 2005 as the founding Director of the Capital Markets Group, during which time she led the development and launch of the Growth Guarantees product. Jennifer has been based in Asia for the last 12 years, and is currently in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Grameen Foundation, she worked extensively with poverty-focused MFIs throughout Asia with CASHPOR, the Asian network of Grameen Bank Replicators, on financial management, business planning and financing. She has also consulted for Calvert Social Investment Foundation, among others, and published a number of articles. She was a founding investor and, until October 2007, served on the Investment Committee of the Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund. Jennifer graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Price: $105 for one standard drink and canapes

Please RSVP to 85broadshongkong@gmail.com.


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