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Our People Global Leadership

Opportunity Global establishes the overall strategy of The Opportunity Network, supports implementation of the strategy and oversees the programs worldwide. The global leadership team is headed by the CEO of Opportunity Global, Vicki Escarra. The Opportunity Global CEO reports to the Opportunity Global Board of Directors. Opportunity’s global leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Global Leadership

Opportunity Global establishes the overall strategy of The Opportunity Network, supports implementation of the strategy and oversees the programs worldwide. The global leadership team is headed by the CEO of Opportunity Global, Vicki Escarra. The Opportunity Global CEO reports to the Opportunity Global Board of Directors. Opportunity’s global leaders use their extensive professional experience to ensure Opportunity achieves its mission of empowering people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

Vicki Escarra

Since joining Opportunity International in 2012, she has led several major initiatives to create a long-term strategic plan, rebrand the organization, streamline operations and increase global fundraising by 45 percent to expand the organization’s work around the world. One area of high priority is education, where Escarra has dramatically increased the number of loans available to help impoverished families pay for tuition, books, school uniforms and other expenses to keep kids in the classroom.…

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Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn (BA Hons) joined Opportunity International Australia in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, before taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2008. Robert is driven by a desire to see families and communities transformed with dignity, empowerment and hope.

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Edward Fox

Edward was an Oxfam GB Director and Marketing Director of World Vision UK before joining Opportunity in 2007.  Edward has also worked in Consumer Goods marketing with United Biscuits and Rank Hovis McDougall.

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Frazer D. Hume

Frazer is currently Chief of Banking Operations for Opportunity International and represents OI on a number of IM boards, as a non-executive Board member of OISL in Ghana, OMRO in Romania, OBS in Serbia OICCF in Colombia and BOM in Mozambique.

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Chris Murdoch

Chris joined Opportunity International Australia in 2006. He is the Global Chief Strategist for Opportunity and also oversees the design and management of our programs in India, the Philippines, Indonesia and China. Having helped establish our India program, he now leads our work around mobile banking and the distribution of health, education, water and energy services to clients. Previously, Chris was an Associate Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Business Services.

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Dennis Wallestad

As Global Chief Operating Officer of Opportunity International, Dennis Wallestad is responsible for achieving the organization's strategic, operational and financial objectives.

In this role, he manages Banking Operations, Community Economic Development, Finance, Innovations, Information Technology, Partner Relationships, Program Management and Transformation Centers to advance the organization's mission and drive economic progress across the developing world. This includes guiding a network…

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Ron Gray

Ron Gray has more than 35 years of legal experience in government and the private sector with expertise in consumer credit, retail banking, sub-prime personal lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions among many other corporate transactions. He also has extensive international experience, living and working abroad.

Prior to joining Opportunity International, Ron was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of International Cards, Cross Border Initiatives and a member of the International…

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Audrey Williams-Lee

As Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Opportunity International, Audrey Williams-Lee is responsible for resource and succession planning, staffing, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and training, and leadership development. As important, she helps maintain a supportive, collegial work environment that helps employees achieve career goals and champion our core values of commitment, humility, respect, integrity, stewardship and transformation.

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Christina Koliopoulos

As Vice President of Global Communications, Christina manages Opportunity International’s global communications strategy and reputation and creates programs to position, promote and strengthen the organization's brand worldwide through media relations, employee communications, events, issues and crisis management and other activities to increase funding, expand services and transform more lives in 24 developing nations.

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Vicki Escarra
Global Chief Executive Officer
Robert Dunn
CEO Opportunity International Australia
Edward Fox
CEO Opportunity International U.K.
Frazer D. Hume
Chief of Banking Operations
Opportunity Bank International
Chris Murdoch
Programs Director & Global Chief Strategist
Dennis Wallestad
Global Chief Operating Officer
Ron Gray
General Counsel
Audrey Williams-Lee
Chief Human Resources Officer
Christina Koliopoulos
Vice President of Global Communications

Global Board of Directors

  • Vicki Escarra
    Global CEO, Opportunity International
  • Dick Gochnauer
    Former CEO, United Stationers
  • Stephen Harris
    Principal, Northern Beacher Christian School, Sydney
  • Edward Kerr
    Chairman, Opportunity Australia
  • Robert Lawless
    Chairman, Opportunity Canada
  • Barbara Lupient
    Chairman, Lupient Companies
  • Laurent Mbanda
    Bishop, Anglican Church of Rwanda, Shyira Diocese
  • Nils Ritterhoff
    Chairman, Opportunity Germany
  • Herve Sarteau
    Former Senior Partner, CarVal Investors / Cargill, Inc.
  • Warren Staley
  • Beth Johnston Stephenson
    Founding Partner, Willis Stein & Partners
  • Mark Thompson
    Chair, Opportunity Global Board
  • David M. Tolmie
    Partner, The Edgewater Funds
  • Terry Watson
    Chairman, Opportunity UK and MicroEnsure Holdings Ltd.

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