Ann leads the Foundation’s work on Thought Leadership and Innovation. She has more that 30 years of experience in banking, investment management, and international development. She began her career with Citibank and was then recruited to Women’s World Banking to head the financial products and services team that served microfinance institutions within the network. She then joined BlueOrchard Finance, an impact investment company, and led the development of several microfinance investment funds, including a major fund for Latin America. At the Foundation, Ann has led teams in Financial Inclusion and Youth Livelihoods. Ann serves on the Board of Directors of Solutions for Youth Employment. She holds a B.A. in Economics and French Literature from Drew University.