Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein is president and CEO of Accion, a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world. Accion has helped build 65 microfinance institutions in 32 countries and makes impact investments in innovative financial technology and services companies working at the base of the pyramid. Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion helps create a standards-based industry with broad engagement.Previously, Mr. Schlein served as president of Citigroup’s International Franchise Management and ran Citigroup’s communications, philanthropy, government relations, branding and human resources. He served as chief of staff at the U.S. SEC under President Clinton, and with New York City Mayors Dinkins and Koch. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed him Chairman of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.