Program Manager, Financial Access at Birth Initiative (FAB) and Access to Financial Services for Persons with Disabilities
Ms. Najmi is the program manager for two Center projects: Financial Access at Birth Initiative (FAB) and Access to Financial Services for Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Najmi has worked in international social and economic development since 2001 and most recently served as the financial services strategy advisor at Mercy Corps. Prior to that, she worked at the World Bank and IFC. She has conducted fieldwork in microfinance in West Africa and published her research. In addition to finance, her sectoral experience includes youth, public health, gender-based human rights, and climate change. Her global footprint includes over 25 countries, with work experience in Benin, Brazil, France, Indonesia, and Vietnam. In her personal capacity, Ms. Najmi co-founded a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and NGO in the public health sector in Benin. Tri-lingual, she has been recognized by USA Today and GLAMOUR Magazine as a leader in poverty alleviation and was a 2004 invitee to the Academy of Achievement Summit.
Ms. Najmi earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in economics, French, and politics from Wake Forest University.Back to Leadership & Staff