Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Elizabeth L. Littlefield is a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, International Trade, and Development), Washington, DC, where she draws on decades of experience in private sector investment in developing markets to help ASG clients navigate the global marketplace.

Elizabeth L. Littlefield, an American financial executive with a long career at J. P. Morgan, served as the Chairman, President, and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), during the Obama administration. From 2010 until 2017, Ms. Littlefield served as Chair, President, and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s Development Finance Institution. From 2000 until 2010, Ms. Littlefield was a Director at the World Bank and the CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, (CGAP), the global policy and advisory partnership mandated with building and professionalizing the microfinance/inclusive finance sector. Earlier in her career, Ms. Littlefield spent 17 years at JP Morgan, in New York, Paris, and London. She served as JP Morgan’s Managing Director in charge of capital markets and financing across Africa, the Middle East, Eastern, and Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Prior to that, she was the head debt trader for these regions and served as a director of investment banking based in Paris.

Posts by Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Financial Crisis Impact on MFIs and their Clients Part 2

In this video series-2, Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO, CGAP, takes the discussion further on Financial Crisis and its impact on MFIs. She explains why MFIs cannot fail and why in some markets MFIs need to distinguish itself from mainstream profit maximising consumer credit. She further explains the important role CGAP plays in dealing with the crisis.

Financial Crisis Impact on MFIs and their Clients Part 1

In this video series-1, Elisabeth Littlefield, CEO, CGAP, talks about financial crisis within microfinance industry and its impact on MFIs and their clients. Elisabeth highlights that the food crisis coupled with oil crisis has resulted in the fall in financial condition of microfinance borrowers. She notes that due to the crisis remittances were going down […]