Nicole Pasricha is the Director of MEDA’s Inclusive Rural Finance practice, leading their programming in rural, agricultural, and value chain finance.
Prior to joining MEDA, Nicole worked on microfinance industry issues such as global transparency standards and microfinance credit ratings at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)/World Bank in Washington, D.C. She supervised urban and rural credit operations as a credit manager at Banco ProCredit in El Salvador. Since 2007, Nicole has provided oversight and technical inputs to a variety of microfinance, agriculture and value chain projects in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
She has developed and delivered training courses on value chain and agricultural finance topics for clients such as Boulder Microfinance Training, in collaboration with FAO.
Nicole holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Florida.
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