Evelyn Stark

Evelyn Stark serves as Assistant Vice President for Financial Inclusion for MetLife Foundation. Her responsibilities include developing and managing MetLife Foundation's strategy for reaching more than 2million low-income people, globally, with access to high-quality financial services.� She works with Foundation associates and corporate colleagues globally to achieve our grant-making goals and ensure impact on low-income customersPrior to joining MetLife in August 2013, Evelyn was a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on the savings and digital/mobile strategies� of the Financial Services for the Poor group.� From 2003 to 2008, Evelyn worked for USAID’s office for MicroEnterprise Development and the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) focusing on the provision of financial services for the most vulnerable populations: post-conflict and disaster, very-poor households, and women and youth.� �From 1996 to 2003, Evelyn lived in Uganda, working throughout Sub-Saharan Africa implementing programs in financial inclusion, training and mentoring MFI staff and consultants on demand-side research and working with financial institutions to upgrade skills and the ability to serve low-income consumers.� From 1989-1996, Evelyn managed US commercial real estate special asset portfolios for bank and non-bank financial institutions.Evelyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics from Bucknell University in 1989.She serves on the board of D2DFund, a nonprofit organization focused on financial inclusion in the US.� �She formerly served on the Board of the ALS Association, Evergreen Chapter (Seattle).�