Mr. John Fischer (Accion Nominee Director) oversees all of Accion’s investments into the products and services that benefit the world’s three billion financially underserved. By making equity and quasi-equity investments in inclusive fintech startups, microfinance institutions, and other financial service providers, Accion creates well-run, mission-driven, and efficient organizations that achieve scale, impact, and returns. As part of his role, John serves on the boards of directors for numerous Accion partners.
Mr. John has served on the boards of directors and key committees of leading microfinance institutions worldwide such as Mibanco Banco de la Microempresa (Peru), Banco Solidario (Ecuador), Banco Popular Covelo (Honduras), Sociedad de Ahorro y Credito Integral (El Salvador), Akiba Commercial Bank (Tanzania), Pan-African Savings and Loans (Ghana), and Accion Microfinance Bank (Nigeria). He led successful purchases and recapitalizations of Banco Popular Covelo (Honduras) and Akiba Commercial Bank (Tanzania).
Mr. John holds a B.A. from Haverford College and Masters of Business Administration and international relations from Boston University.