Global Fintech Executive Daniela Mielke Joins FINCA International’s Board

July 30, 2018—Washington, DC—FINCA International, a pioneer in market-based solutions to poverty through microfinance and social enterprise, is pleased to welcome Daniela Mielke, CEO of RS2 Inc., to its Board of Directors.

Daniela is a global fintech executive with extensive experience leading organizations through strategic transformation in the face of rapid technology and dynamic market changes. She offers a global outlook having lived and worked in over 35 countries, where she led numerous initiatives for PayPal, Visa, McKinsey and Nestlé. Daniela brings her expertise to FINCA International, which is working at the intersection of microfinance and social enterprise in emerging markets around the world. Given her blend of corporate executive and consulting experiences, Daniela is a powerful C-level advisor in the digital age.

Daniela’s fintech experience draws upon serving as Chief Strategy and Product Officer of Vantiv, now Worldpay, a leading credit card processor and the largest U.S. merchant acquirer. As an executive at Vantiv, Daniela guided her C-level peers and the Board of Directors towards a new vision and strategy that resulted in major acquisitions and Vantiv’s leadership in the global marketplace. Prior to Vantiv, Daniela served as Vice President of Strategy at PayPal where she led the executive team through a time of significant change in the digital payments industry and spearheaded the repositioning of several overseas markets. Prior to PayPal, Daniela was the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Visa International, helping to lead the effort for Visa’s IPO. Daniela first honed her strategy, consulting and boardroom communication skills at McKinsey & Company, after beginning her career as a corporate auditor with Nestlé.

“Fintech is poised to revolutionize microfinance, offering the ability to reduce costs and extend reach like we’ve never seen,” said Rupert Scofield, President and CEO of FINCA International. “At the same time, another revolution is underway driven by social enterprises bringing new products and services to market. By linking access to microfinance with innovations in off-grid energy, water and sanitation, education and more, we can increase the quality of life and productivity of the world’s poor and in the process extend financial inclusion for the unbanked. Daniela’s global experience in fintech, innovation and strategy consulting will be invaluable to us as we navigate this evolving landscape.”

Daniela had this to say: “I’m very excited to join the Board of Directors and serve such an impactful organization. FINCA International has always been a catalyst for economic growth and financial inclusion for the poor. I am confident that, together with my fellow board members, senior management and loyal supporters, we will help accelerate a global network of social enterprises that improves lives worldwide.”

About FINCA International

FINCA International was founded in 1984 on a radical notion: giving small loans to the poor has the power to transform entire communities in a sustainable way. After impacting tens of millions of lives with responsible financial services, we are widening our focus to catalyze further economic growth and alleviate poverty in underserved markets around the world. We remain boldly committed to market-based solutions, and are supporting the rise of social enterprises delivering basic service and financial innovation to help low-income families and communities achieve a better standard of living. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @FINCA.

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Originally published on Cision PR Newswire