Isabelle Barrès

Vice President, The Smart Campaign

In her role as vice president of the Smart Campaign, Isabeel Barrès leads global efforts to keep clients first in microfinance. She is a member of the Center for Financial Inclusion’s management committee and comes to the Smart Campaign with over 20 years of experience in microfinance and the formal banking sector. Deeply motivated to reduce inequality and improve the lives of vulnerable people, she has devoted her career to spearheading innovative solutions that increase access to quality financial services and contribute to improving people’s lives. She strongly believes in the power of inter-disciplinary exchanges to fuel creativity.

Isabelle holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Montréal, an MBA from McGill University, and a post-graduate degree in development economics from the Sorbonne.

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