Andrea Jung President and Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Jung is the President and CEO of Grameen America. Ms. Jung joined Grameen America with the goal of scaling the organization to solve economic issues for women and their families across the country. She is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., where she served as CEO from 1999 through April 2012, and as Chairman from 2001 through December 2012. Throughout her professional career, Ms. Jung ranked consistently among the top leaders on lists including Fortune magazine's "Most Powerful Women in Business," Forbes magazine's "Most Powerful Women in the World," and Financial Times' "Top Women in World Business."

Ms. Jung is a graduate of Princeton University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Electric Company, Apple, Inc., and Daimler AG. She also serves on the Committee for Economic Development, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan American think tank.


Shah Newaz Chief Advisor

Mr. Newaz is responsible for advising the President and CEO on key Operations issues, best practices and Grameen Microfinance methodology. Selected by Professor Muhammad Yunus to replicate the Grameen Program in the United States, Mr. Newaz launched Grameen America’s first branch in 2008. He scaled and ran Grameen America's Operations from 2008 through 2014. During his three decade tenure at Grameen Bank, Mr. Newaz worked with each department of the Senior Management Team and managed over 200,000 borrowers. Prior to joining Grameen America, Mr. Newaz successfully replicated the Grameen program in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Newaz holds a M.S. from Chittagong University in Bangladesh. 

Daniel Delehanty Chief Program and Strategy Officer

Mr. Delehanty joined Grameen America from Capital One, where he worked for nine years and most recently served as Senior Director of Community Development Banking. Prior to his career at Capital One, Mr. Delehanty focused on economic development in the nonprofit and public sectors at the New York State Banking Department, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, and Trickle Up. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

David Gough Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gough joined Grameen America from Pro Mujer, an international microfinance and women's development organization with operations in 5 Latin American countries, where he served as CFO. He is a finance and investment professional with a 15 year record in finance and investment banking with Credit Suisse in NYC and London. David’s initial experience was in accounting and corporate tax planning for Credit Suisse in London and NYC. He switched industries a decade ago to work in microfinance, eager to find ways to solve social issues through market based solutions. Mr. Gough speaks Spanish fluently and holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and an LL.B from the University of London King’s College School of Law.

Diana Sacchi Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Sacchi joined Grameen America with nearly thirty years of global experience achieving strategic business goals as a Senior Human Resources leader. Most recently, she served as Director and Chief Human Resources Officer at LG Electronics USA, and before that as the Vice President of Global Human Resources at Avon Products, Inc. with roles in Europe, Asia Pacific and at HQ. Ms. Sacchi has a M.Ed. and M.A. in Organizational and Psychological Counseling from Columbia University Teachers College. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Mary Majewski Senior Legal Counsel

Ms. Majewski joins Grameen America with 25 years of legal experience specializing in transactional matters. She has negotiated and closed loan transactions ranging from small loans to $95M. She previously served as the compliance officer for a Fortune 400 consumer loan company, handling all compliance matters with banking departments throughout the United States. She holds a B.F.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Habibur Chowdhury Regional Director
Northeast Region

Mr. Chowdhury oversees all branches in Grameen America's Northeast Region. Mr. Chowdhury began his career with Grameen Bank in 1985 as Trainee Officer and progressed through numerous position of increased responsibility, including leading Grameen’s microfinance program in Kosovo from 2000 to 2006. His last position at Grameen Bank was Senior Principal Officer from 2006 to 2009. He joined Grameen America in 2009 and founded the first branch in Omaha, NE. 

MD Shah Alam Regional Director
Central and Southeast Region

Mr. Shah Alam oversees all branches in Grameen America's Central and Southeast region. Mr. Alam began his career with Grameen Bank in 1985 as a Probation Officer and held positions of increased responsibility as Branch Manager, Program Officer and Area Manager. The last position he held at Grameen Bank was Senior Principal Officer, Zonal Audit Office. Mr. Alam joined Grameen America in January 2010 as the Branch Manager in Jackson Heights. In December 2012 he founded Grameen America's first branch in Charlotte. 

Rashidull Alam Regional Director
South and West Region

Mr. Rashidull Alam oversees all branches in Grameen America's South and West Region. He began his career at Grameen Bank in 1984 as a Probation Officer and progressed through a number of roles of increased responsibility including an assignment with UNDP in Zambia leading the replication of Grameen microfinance from June 2004 to July 2011. His most recent position before joining Grameen America was Assistant General Manager. He joined Grameen America in 2012 and founded the first branch in San Francisco Bay Area.

Abdus Salam National Director

Mr. Salam oversees Grameen America's national training program for Branch and Center Managers. Mr. Salam joined Grameen America in 2009 as the Brooklyn Branch Manager, and then served as New York Regional Manager. Prior to joining Grameen America, Mr. Salam served for fifteen years at Grameen Bank, where he managed multiple branches as a Zonal Officer and oversaw thousands of borrowers across several regions in Bangladesh. 

Becky Asch Director
Communications & Program Management

Ms. Asch oversees program management, marketing and communications at Grameen America. Prior to joining the organization in 2012, she worked for an informal traders labor union in Kenya and conducted research on transitional justice in Uganda and Rwanda. Her background is in economic development and human rights in Africa. She holds a B.A. from NYU Gallatin.

Lauren Barra Director
Strategy & Expansion

Mrs. Barra manages Grameen America’s strategic initiatives, including the borrower savings program and impact analysis. Her background is in management consulting, focused on healthcare services. She served as a Kiva Fellow in Kenya and Tanzania, volunteered as a board member for the Microfinance Club of New York, and worked with Microfinance Transparency and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). Mrs. Barra graduated with honors from NYU Stern School of Business and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Marcus Berkowitz Senior Director
Technology & Innovation

Mr. Berkowitz joined Grameen America after serving as a Kiva Fellow in Chimbo, Ecuador where he focused on streamlining and improving the flow of client data between Kiva and its intermediary. His background is in Latin American development and focuses on cross-cultural collaboration. Mr. Berkowitz holds a B.A. from Pitzer College and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. 

Alethia Mendez Director
Operations Support

Ms. Mendez provides key support on Grameen America's Operations policies and administration. In addition, she serves as a key liaison for branch coordination on national programs and activities with the New York office. She joined Grameen America in 2008 as the first employee in the Jackson Heights branch. 

Jill Monum Director
Corporate Partnerships & Engagements

Ms. Monum has spent her career focused on mission-driven work with an emphasis on women’s empowerment. With experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she has consulted for national nonprofit organizations and most recently managed Avon’s global philanthropy program development in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Ms. Monum holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.PA. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Jennifer Paprotna Director
Major Gifts & Partnerships

Ms. Paprotna is responsible for cultivating philanthropic partnerships with Grameen America’s individual donors. Ms. Paprotna joins Grameen America from RESULTS, where she managed the development team. She also has expertise in United States foreign assistance and global microfinance policy, including spearheading legislation to award Prof. Yunus with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ms. Paprotna holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from The George Washington University. 

Megan Adams Marketing & Communications Manager
Imrul Ahsan Technology Manager
Julia Akselrud Development Associate
Martha Desiderio Intake Coordinator
April Filtz Financial Associate
Sally Ho Senior Accounting Manager
Linlin Liang Development Assistant
Matthew O'Neill Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst
Patricia Ortiz Office Support Manager
Jaely Sanchez Senior Staff Accountant
Nayroby Sena Senior Human Resources Manager
Daniel Tees Treasury Operations Analyst
Claire Wiley Social Impact Manager
Barbara Zajac Office Manager

Branch Managers

David Acosta Branch Manager
North Omaha
Lourdes Aguilar Branch Manager
Union City
New Jersey
MD Shahabuddin Ahmed Branch Manager
MD Saiful Alam Branch Manager
West Lake, Los Angeles
MD Asaduzzaman Branch Manager
New York
Johanna Avila Branch Manager
New York
Josenia Enriquez Branch Manager
New York
Sonya Fierst Branch Manager
SF Bay Area
Syed Tofazzel Hossain Branch Manager
Los Angeles
Noemi Huiracocha Branch Manager
Long Island City
New York
MD Mufakkharul Islam Branch Manager
SM Nurul Kabir Branch Manager
Jackson Heights
New York
MD Abul Khair Branch Manager
San Juan
Puerto Rico
Ursula Lalone Branch Manager
North Carolina
MD Abdul Maleque Branch Manager
New York
AKM Mohiuddin Branch Manager
San Jose
Priscilla Rivera Branch Manager
Sunset Park
New York
MD Abu Solim Branch Manager