CEO , BRIGHT LIFE
For the last decade, Alison has been applying market-based approaches to address the needs of marginalized communities, especially in Africa. She currently heads FINCA International’s newest social enterprise venture, BrightLife. BrightLife enables Ugandans to access and afford the best-in-class solutions to challenges faced by BOP households, including pay-as-you-go access to solar energy. Prior to this, Alison was responsible for FINCA’s microfinance start up in Nigeria and spent 5 years working on FINCA Africa’s financial inclusion strategy and operations from the regional office in Kampala, Uganda. Alison has also worked on FINCA’s operational policy, research, and business development at the global level. Prior to her work with FINCA, Alison’s career focused on public policy and advancement of non-profit organizations in Arizona. Alison earned her B.A. in International Studies at Pepperdine University in California.