Ann J. Miles
Ann is an independent consultant based in New York. Her areas of expertise include management, financial services, impact investing, and working with non-profit organizations.
Ann has worked with a range of organizations including Citibank, N.A., Women’s World Banking, BlueOrchard Finance, and Mastercard Foundation. She has traveled and worked in over twenty countries, and in the last eight years, her work took her to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Her work in the last twenty years has focused on financial services for the poor. At Women’s World Banking her team worked with fifty microfinance institutions and banks to raise funding for their operations and growth. At BlueOrchard Finance her team invested in the debt of microfinance institutions and raised more than $120 million in a Latin American focused debt fund. Ann led several teams at Mastercard Foundation, which worked in financial inclusion, youth livelihoods and in thought leadership and innovation. During this time the Foundation significantly expanded its portfolio in financial inclusion and launched its first challenge fund, the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. This fund seeks innovative financial solutions to address the needs of rural and smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ann graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in Economics and French Literature. She lives in Locust Valley, New York with her husband, Peter B. Colgrove, an attorney.