LONDON – 02 October 2020. VisionFund International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Weibling to its board of directors effective 01 October 2020.
Mr. Weibling is currently the Managing Director of Rally Capital LLC, a private equity firm founded in 2004 in Kirkland, Washington, and brings with him a wealth of experience in the spheres of investment and telecommunications. He has also served or is serving on the boards of many notable entities including Rise Communities LLC, Tempered Networks, Teledesic Corporation, Sarcos Robotics, Inc., Far West Fabricators, LLC, Sotheby’s, and Seattle Pacific University, a Christian university in Washington.
Mr. Weibling and his wife are currently members of World Vision U.S.’s National Leadership Council, serving on the Economic Empowerment Initiative. They have visited development projects in many African countries and South America with World Vision and Medical Teams International where his wife is a Board member. They are members of Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Washington.
Mr. Weibling received his bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Ohio, his CPA license and his law degree and master’s in psychology from the University of Nebraska.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dennis to the VisionFund board to help strengthen our efforts with his expertise and experience,” says Jean Baptiste Kamate and Stephen Lockley, Interim Co-Presidents and CEOs of VisionFund International. “VisionFund remains committed to delivering relevant and affordable financial solutions to vulnerable and underserved communities, with special focus on post-disaster recovery finance in the light of COVID-19. We have much to do and are excited about having new aspects of experience in the leadership team.”
For more information about VisionFund’s leadership team, visit: Leadership at VisionFund
ABOUT VISIONFUND INTERNATIONAL
VisionFund International, World Vision’s microfinance subsidiary, has been improving the lives of children in the developing world for over 16 years. By offering small loans and other financial services, clients develop successful businesses, enabling their children to grow up healthy and educated. In FY2019, VisionFund International’s network of microfinance institutions provided loans to one million clients, with nearly three-quarters of these going to women and over a third to clients actively involved in farming. Repayment rates were 97.1%. Also, in FY2019, 3.5 million children were positively impacted through its MFI network located across 28 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.