Anne Hastings, Global Advocate and Quality Assurance Advisor, Uplift
Anne is a Global Advocate and Quality Assurance Advisor with Uplift, an initiative of Amplifier Strategies and a group of donors dedicated to accelerating the global adoption of the Graduation approach to overcoming extreme poverty. Prior to joining Uplift, Anne was Executive Director of the Microfinance CEO Working Group, a collaboration of the CEOs of 10 global microfinance networks. She also served for 17 years in the leadership of Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution, first as Director of Fonkoze and then as CEO of Fonkoze Financial Services, S.A., which she helped to found in July 2004.
In 2007, Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Duquesne University. The following year she was honored at the United Nations because of her commitment to the elimination of extreme poverty. In 2010, the Schwab Foundation named Anne a Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Currently, Anne is a member of the Board of Directors of the Social Performance Task Force, Beyond Borders and the University of Fondwa, USA. She also serves on the Steering Committees of the Smart Campaign, TrueLift and SEEP’s Disaster Risk Reduction Program as well as the Program Committee of Trickle Up. Anne holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.