Lev Plaves, Portfolio Manager, KIVA
Lev Plaves is Kiva’s Portfolio Manager for the Middle East. Lev is responsible for growing Kiva’s presence in the region and managing relationships with existing Kiva field partners. Lev’s work focuses on enabling partners to leverage crowdfunding to develop innovative ways to reach those who are financially excluded, with the goal of maximizing impact. Originally from San Francisco, Lev has been working in the Middle East for the previous six years and is currently based in Istanbul.