Assistant Vice President for Financial Inclusion, MetLife Foundation
Evelyn Stark serves as Assistant Vice President for Financial Inclusion for MetLife Foundation. Her responsibilities include developing and managing MetLife Foundation's strategy for reaching more than 2 million low-income people, globally, with access to high-quality financial services. Her grant profile is global, with a concentration on innovations in products and service design and delivery.
Prior to joining MetLife in August 2013, Evelyn was a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation leading the Financial Services for the Poor’s work on customer insights, particularly around adoption of mobile technology and financial services. From 2003 to 2008, Evelyn worked for USAID’s office for MicroEnterprise Development and the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor focusing on the provision of financial services for the most vulnerable populations: post-conflict and disaster, very-poor households, and women and youth. From 1996 to 2003, Evelyn lived in Uganda, working throughout Sub-Saharan Africa implementing programs in financial inclusion, training and mentoring on demand-side research and working with financial institutions to upgrade skills and the ability to serve low-income consumers. From 1989-1996, Evelyn managed commercial real estate special asset portfolios for bank and non-bank financial institutions.
She formerly served on the Board of the ALS Association, Evergreen Chapter (Seattle), raising funds to provide equipment and other support for families affected by ALS.