Stefan Harpe

Deputy Director, Financial Inclusion

Stefan manages the Financial Inclusion team and their portfolio of partners to expand financial inclusion to low-income communities across Africa through targeted support, innovative and scalable programs, and knowledge dissemination.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Stefan spent ten years at Oikocredit, based in the Netherlands, and was responsible for equity investments, recruiting and developing a small team and negotiating and growing the portfolio of ‘impact investments’ worldwide.  He also spent time in Dakar, Senegal as founding manager of the AfriCap Microfinance Fund, as well as working with Calmeadow (Canada) for six years as Co-Director of International Operations. Stefan has an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science (Econ.) from London School of Economics.