Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein



Michael Schlein is the president and CEO of Accion, a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world. Mr. Schlein brings nearly 30 years of extensive international banking, management and public service experience to his role as president and CEO of Accion. As president of Citigroup’s International Franchise Management, Mr. Schlein managed the bank’s network of 100 Chief Country Officers. Before that, Michael ran communications, philanthropy, government relations, branding, and human resources for Citigroup. He served as chief of staff at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Clinton Administration and in New York’s City Hall in the Dinkins and Koch Administrations. He began his career in investment banking. Mr. Schlein has been involved with microfinance for many years, serving on the board and Executive Committee of Accion before becoming CEO and president, and playing a leadership role at the Citi Foundation, which has a long history of funding microfinance initiatives. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Acción Investments

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EB-Accion (Cameroon)

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Accion Venture Lab

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Last Update: Jul 25, 2015 12:00 a.m.