Meet Jesse Fripp: General Manager, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (Switzerland).
Jesse is the General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, based in Geneva. The underlying objectives of AKAM are to reduce poverty, diminish the vulnerability of poor populations and alleviate economic and social exclusion. AKAM aims to improve the quality of life of people by helping them to improve their incomes, become self-reliant and gain the skills needed to graduate into the mainstream financial markets.
Jesse has a Master’s in Public Management (International Economic Development) from the University of Maryland, and a certificate in Finance from the Edinburgh Business School. He is former Vice Chair and member of the Board of Oikocredit USA, a member of the Board of SEEP, a former member of the Advisory Board of Arrow Global Capital, and has taught as Adjunct Faculty at the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs (Washington, DC).