<div style="line-height: 20px;">President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network<br><span style="font-size:13px;">United States</span></div>
Lisa Mensah is President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), America’s leading network of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). OFN helps CDFIs leverage public funding with private investment from mainstream financial institutions, socially responsible investors, and philanthropic partners in underserved communities across the USA. Lisa joined OFN in March 2017. In 2014, she was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development. Before this appointment, Lisa was the founding Executive Director of the Initiative on Financial Security at The Aspen Institute. She began her career in commercial banking at Citibank before joining the Ford Foundation to manage the country’s largest philanthropic grant and loan portfolio of investments in rural America. Lisa holds an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Harvard University.
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