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Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Independent Consultant

Matthew is a microfinance banking and finance specialist with over 12 years of experience in management, consulting, training and research. Matthew is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Fonkoze Financial Services, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution serving some 200,000 clients including over 60,000 mainly women borrows. Matthew started as a consultant with Fonkoze in early 2011 and joined Fonkoze Financial Services as the Chief Financial Officer in January 2013 before being appointed CEO in September 2013. Previously, he was a Senior Associate Consultant with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) leading consultancies in risk management, institutional transformation, product development, business planning and MIS, and policy research. He also worked formerly as a senior manager with Opportunity International supporting a microfinance NGO transformation to regulated financial institution in Ghana and a microfinance bank start-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His microfinance field experience also includes Afghanistan, Liberia, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Syria and Yemen. Matthew began his microfinance career at the World Bank and has served as a faculty member of the Boulder Institute of Microfinance (2011, 2012, 2016) and the School of African Microfinance (2012). Matthew holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics (Finance specialization) from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

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