ADRIAN MERRYMAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
VISIONFUND CAMBODIA

Adrian currently serves as CEO of VisionFund’s global flagship in Cambodia (“VFC”), a Christian mission-driven regulated microfinance bank. With a national footprint, VFC focuses on rural areas (88% of clients), agriculture (68%) and women (94%) with children. VFC has over 310,000 clients (265,000+ loan and 60,000+ savings), a loan portfolio of $140+ million, leverages an innovative digital banking platform to ensure that it remains the most efficient and client-focused MFI in Cambodia, and is piloting the embedding of health insurance in its loan products.

Previously Adrian served as CEO of VisionFund Tanzania (“VFT”). During his tenure VFT grew substantially to become VisionFund’s Africa flagship, became solidly sustainable, became a leader in the implementation of leading edge cashless mobile-wallet based banking and other technologies which improve client responsiveness and access to financial services, and became a Central Bank of Tanzania regulated deposit-taking microfinance bank. Adrian also worked with World Vision Tanzania to conceptualize and implement the innovative Thrive holistic agricultural economic development program.

Prior to joining VisionFund, Adrian served as CEO of the Opportunity International Network, which operated in 35 countries across Africa, the Asia Pacific Rim, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Under his leadership the client and asset base grew four-fold, ten NGOs were converted to banks, and MicroEnsure, the industry leader in micro-insurance, was established.

Prior to heeding Christ’s call to serve those less fortunate, Adrian served as CEO of Screen plc, as Chief Investment Officer of Interregnum plc, as CEO of Temenos Systems S.A., as Head of European Investment Banking for CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., and as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co. Adrian has also chaired and served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.

Adrian has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Swarthmore College. He resides with his wife and children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and on Cape Cod.