Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein

President and Chief Executive Officer, Accion; and Chairman, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Michael Schlein is the president and CEO of Accion, a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world. For more than half a century, Accion has been a pioneer in providing financial services for the world’s three billion financially underserved women and men. Accion has helped build financial service providers in nearly 40 countries around the world that serve millions of clients. It leverages digital tools like big data, alternative credit scoring, and mobile technology, and challenges the entire industry to respect and value their clients. Previously, Mr. Schlein served as the president of Citigroup’s International Franchise Management. Prior to that he ran Citigroup’s communications, philanthropy, government relations, branding and human resources. He served as chief of staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under President Bill Clinton, and with New York City Mayors David Dinkins and Ed Koch. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed him Chairman of the NYC Economic Development Corporation.


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