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Meet Our New Director of Program Initiatives
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Andy Lohof, director of program initiatives. Get to know Andy in this short Q&A:
Question: What's your background?
Answer: I have over 15 years of experience with investment funds and development institutions in the United States, Africa and Latin America. I spent nearly all of 2013 in Peru working as a microenterprise advisor with TechnoServe on a public-private partnership with USAID and a multinational mining company. I have also translated for a peer-to-peer lending website and worked with several other NGOs, the investment arm of an insurance company, a pension fund, an investment advisor, and the Peace Corps.
Question: What is your role at GP? What do you do?
Answer: As Director of Program Initiatives, I am responsible for refining and expanding GP’s rural livelihoods impact area strategy and supporting the Programs and Impact Team in our other three impact areas (health, green technology, and microentrepreneurship). I am also working with GP’s Social Investment and Resource Development teams and leadership to study the feasibility of expanding GP’s activities from Latin America to other geographies.
Question: Why did you want to work at GP?
Answer: I wanted to leverage my international experience, analytical skills, and investment background to have a positive impact on others. I also wanted to work in a team of intelligent, conscientious, and well-rounded individuals who support and challenge each other in a collaborative environment and who share my passion for sustainable development. I was also attracted to GP’s non-financial services work with its microfinance partners and its growth potential and expansion plans.
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