Adrian Merryman, Chief Development Officer

Adrian Merryman

Chief Development and Impact Investment Officer and Regional Head - Latin America (Interim)

Adrian serves as VisionFund’s Chief Development Officer and on serves on the Board of VisionFund Myanmar. Until recently he served as CEO of VisionFund Cambodia with over 250,000 clients and a portfolio of $175 million. VisionFund Cambodia leveraged an innovative digital banking platform to remain the most efficient and client-focused MFI in Cambodia, and introduced many product innovations.

Previously Adrian served as CEO of VisionFund Tanzania. During his tenure it grew substantially to become VisionFund’s Africa flagship, a leader in the cashless mobile wallet based banking system and became a Central Bank of Tanzania regulated deposit-taking microfinance bank. Adrian also worked with World Vision Tanzania to conceptualize and implement the innovative THRIVE holistic agricultural economic development program.

Prior to joining VisionFund, Adrian served as CEO of the Opportunity International Network, which operated in 35 countries globally. Under his leadership the client and asset base grew four-fold and 10 NGOs became deposit-taking microfinance banks. Prior to heeding Christ’s call to serve those less fortunate, Adrian served as CEO of Screen plc, Chief Investment Officer of Interregnum plc, CEO of Temenos Systems S.A., Head of European Investment Banking for CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., and an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co. Adrian has also chaired and served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.

Adrian has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Swarthmore College. He resides with his wife and children on Cape Cod, MA.