AVP Financial Inclusion
Evelyn Stark is the AVP Financial Inclusion for MetLife Foundation. She developed and manages the foundation’s financial inclusion strategy in order to reach low-income people with access to high-quality financial services. The Foundation has partnered with more than 170 financial inclusion partners in 40 countries across the MetLife footprint. With more than $150Million committed to to-date, the Foundation and its partners are on track to supporting more than 20 million people on their journey towards financial health.
Previously, Evelyn held senior positions in financial inclusion with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank/CGAP, USAID and for multiple international organizations while living in Uganda. Before moving into the more optimistic aspects of financial services, Evelyn managed commercial real estate special asset (bad debt) portfolios for bank and non-bank financial institutions on the East Coast.
Evelyn received a BA in International Relations and Economics from Bucknell University. In addition to serving on the board of Commonwealth, she serves on the advisory committee for the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION. She was a Presidio Institute Cross-Sector Leadership Fellow in 2016.