Peter Greer is president of HOPE International, co-author of The Poor Will Be Glad, and executive director of the Hope Global Investment Fund, a socially responsible microfinance fund investing in the most challenging and underserved areas.
Peter received a BS degree in International Business from Messiah College, and he earned an MPP with a concentration in Political and Economic Development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Prior to his education at Harvard, Peter served as Managing Director for URWEGO Community Banking in Kigali, Rwanda for three years. He also served as a technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation (CARE Zimbabwe) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and he worked as a microfinance advisor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While at Harvard, Peter studied HOPEâ€™s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a graduate thesis project. He says his interest in working for HOPE grew as he saw "its unique desire to combine physical and spiritual ministry through the tool of microfinance.