FINCA Impact Finance
Andrée Simon is Chief Executive Officer of FINCA Impact Finance, a global provider of responsible financial services. FINCA’s network of 21 community-based banks offer responsible and affordable loan and saving products that empower low income women and men to take control of their financial future.
Previously, Ms. Simon served as VP and COO of FINCA International, returning to FINCA after serving for several years as President and COO of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization dedicated to financial, educational, and interpersonal support of women survivors of war, poverty and injustice.
Prior to this, she was Deputy to the President & CEO of FINCA for more than seven years, where she was pivotal in redesigning the organization’s business model from non-profit, donor-based to a for-profit operating structure. Ms. Simon has significant experience in corporate strategy and she has held various business and advisory roles in other organizations, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Simon has been a board member of Women Advancing Microfinance International.
She is fluent in French and Spanish. She earned an undergraduate degree in international relations from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.