Rupert Scofield is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of FINCA International, author of “The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook,” and presenter of The Social Enterprise Podcast.
A pioneer in microfinance and life-long social entrepreneur, Mr. Scofield leads FINCA International, the majority-owner of 20-community-based microfinance institutions and banks across Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia. Through this global network—known as FINCA Impact Finance—FINCA International is enabling access to responsible financial services.
After more than two decades of growing and scaling a global microfinance network, Mr. Scofield is leading FINCA International on the next leg of its journey: supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic service and financial innovation. Combined, FINCA International’s work in microfinance and social enterprise helps low-income families achieve a better standard of living.
Mr. Scofield travels around the world meeting with microfinance clients, social entrepreneurs and commercial and philanthropic investors. He frequently serves as a keynote speaker on microfinance, social enterprise and impact investing.
Mr. Scofield holds M.A. degrees in agricultural economics and public administration from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. from Brown University. He also has an honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Roehampton in London.