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George Petty

HIF Board of Trustees - Chair

George Petty
George Petty

George is Managing Director of Venture South International, S.A., a Swiss holding company which invests in affiliate lending companies in Colombia, Uganda, Kenya and the Philippines.  The affiliates are non-bank finance companies which make loans to small and growing businesses in the countries where they operate; VSI is a strategic partner and raises capital for each affiliate company and advises select SMEs grow to scale.

Prior to working with VSI, George worked for 11 years for ECLOF International.  He has served on several boards and currently serves as an Executive Committee Member and Treasurer for Fondation Aide aux Enfants Foyers "Bambi" Colombie. 

George speaks several languages and holds a B.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  He enjoys playing squash and lives with his family in Geneva. George has served on the Heifer Foundation Board of Trustees since 2012.

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