Brian Kuwik manages Accion's operations and relationships with partners in Africa and Haiti. Accion's regional program includes equity investments in microfinance banks and the provision of management and technical services to Accion Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Akiba Commercial Bank in Tanzania, Pan-African Savings and Loans Ghana, EB-Accion Microfinance Cameroon, SOGESOL in Haiti and other microfinance institutions.
Mr. Kuwik sits on the boards of these partner institutions, plays an active role in governance, and provides strategic and financial advice. He also supervises Accion's technical assistance activities in the areas of strategic and business planning, product and operations development, human resources management, information technology, and risk management from its office in Ghana. Previously, he served as resident advisor and senior manager for Accion partners in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Haiti. He has supported the design and start-up of new institutions in Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for Akiba Commercial Bank Plc since 2011.
Before joining Accion in September 2001, Mr. Kuwik worked for three years as an analyst and as head of development at the Small Enterprise Foundation in rural South Africa. Prior to these positions, he was a Fulbright researcher in Cameroon. Mr. Kuwik holds an M.B.A. in finance and international business from the University of Washington and a B.A. in international development from American University. He is fluent in English and French.