Chris Laurent is the Chief Financial Officer of VisionFund International, responsible for all financial operations of VisionFund's microfinance network, and a member of the senior executive team based in London.
He joined the team in 2015 from Washington, DC. Previously, he was CFO and Managing Director of MicroVest Capital Management, LLC. Chris worked at MicroVest for nine years, serving as CFO, Senior Business Development Officer and Investment Officer focused on Central America and Mexico. Previously, he worked in rural Bolivia developing the strategic planning and loan operations functions of a small microfinance institution.
Prior to entering the microfinance sector, Chris served for six years as Vice President of Finance and Administration with Everdream Corporation in the Silicon Valley. Previously, he served for three years as Vice President with FleetBoston Capital in various capacities, and as a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen for four years.
Chris earned his Masters in Accounting and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is conversant in Spanish.