Nathan ByrdHead of Education Finance
Nathan provides strategic direction and leadership for the Education Finance program across the globe. The program aims to leverage micro-financial services into sustainable, scalable, and impactful products and programs that help families, students, schools and their communities to tackle the major problems facing education in the developing world.
Prior to joining Opportunity International, Nathan directed operations for the International Rescue Committee’s presence in Afghanistan, and served as Director of Operations for Latin America and then Vice President for Strategic Development at Covenant House International. He holds a Master of Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from Indiana University, a B.A. in Spanish and English from Saint Louis University, and a certification in Customer-Focused Product and Service Design from the Cornell University College of Engineering. Nathan is based in London.