Blaine Stephens

Blaine Stephens is the COO of MIX, the leading global information provider in support of financial inclusion. Since the launch in 2002 of MIX’s first online platform, MIX Market, he’s worked with global and national stakeholders and a team of analysts to further industry development through reporting standards, benchmarks, rankings and other information products. Since 2011, he has led MIX’s strategic drive to support information-driven decision-making through new products including, market analysis and portfolio reporting solutions and to enable tracking and analysis of financial inclusion within local markets. He has more than 15 years of experience in microfinance and financial inclusion. Prior to joining MIX, he helped develop the startup operations for a Moroccan MFI, Al Amana, and collaborated with UNCDF on the development and roll-out of an online microfinance training course for donors and practitioners. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks English, French and basic Arabic and German.

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