As co-founder of MicroVest, Gil Crawford has been involved in all phases of MicroVest’s growth since 2003, including the launch of the first North American-based private investment vehicle focused on microfinance.

Prior to founding SCDF, he worked for the Africa Venture Capital Project and Chase Manhattan Bank. Early in his career, Gil spent time overseas with the Red Cross in Chad and the State Department in Guinea.

Gil currently serves on the Board of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund. Previous Board positions include American Capital Senior Floating, a NASDAQ-listed investment management company; AfricInvest Private Credit (APC) Finance, a lender to African small and medium-sized enterprises; and Lumni, Inc. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Agriculture Finance Support Facility, a joint initiative between the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; as Treasurer of Joseph’s House, a Washington, D.C.-based AIDS hospice; and as a board member at D.C. Central Kitchen.

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