Daniel is the Regional Director for Whole Planet Foundation in Asia and joined the team in June of 2011. He is responsible for identifying viable partners, and overseeing and expanding a portfolio spanning the region.
Prior to joining Whole Planet Foundation, Daniel worked in microfinance at the field level for Whole Planet Foundation’s longest standing partner, Grameen Trust. During this time, Daniel supported the planning, implementation, and coordination of the establishment of Grameen Build-Operate-Manage (BOM) microfinance institutions in Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia; Banrural Grameen, Grameen Carso and Grameen Aval respectively. The role involved managing the collaboration between large commercial banks, as funding partners, the management teams of Grameen microfinance experts from Bangladesh, and the local field staff. Daniel holds degrees in Economics and International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Daniel strongly believes that microcredit is a tremendous and powerful tool to alleviate poverty when implemented appropriately. He believes microcredit is an opportunity, a means to provide intelligent, motivated entrepreneurs an opportunity to unleash their own skills and talents in order to improve their livelihoods.