Washington, DC, July 25, 2022 – Global nonprofit Accion announced today the appointment of Beverly Anderson and the return of Nick Talwar to the organization’s Board of Directors. Talwar previously served on Accion’s Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018, and before that, he served on the Board of Directors for the Accion U.S. Network from 2014 to 2016.

“We are thrilled to welcome Beverly to the Accion Board of Directors, and to welcome Nick back,” said Accion Board Chair Diana Taylor. “Beverly’s significant experience focused on developing and delivering products that meet the needs of consumers supports Accion’s mission to reach the world’s 1.8 billion people who are financially underserved. As a previous Board member, Nick brings a passion for our mission, as well as a unique perspective as both a startup founder and investor that will be invaluable as we continue our work to support the next generation of inclusive fintech startups that are leveraging innovative technologies to address the challenges faced by vulnerable populations.”

Beverly Anderson has extensive experience building businesses, driving growth and innovation, and delivering significant results across the financial services, payments, and fintech industries. She is currently a Board Director of Expedia Group and advises several early and late-stage fintech and healthtech companies. Previously, Anderson was the President of Global Consumer Solutions at Equifax, where she was responsible for the strategy development, growth, and profitability of businesses that provide credit, identity, and financial education products and services.

Prior to joining Equifax, Anderson held roles at Wells Fargo, American Express, and a number of other financial institutions.  She was also the first female and African American Principal at the startup consulting firm, Novantas LLC, leading the customer experience and customer strategies practices. Anderson is a Board member of the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association, and spearheaded its revitalization efforts over the last three years.  She is currently a member of Black Women on Boards and a member of Glynn 100, a curated network of industry leaders at Glynn Capital.  She is a former Board Chair of the Council of Urban Professionals and has also served on the foundation boards of both Wells Fargo and Equifax. Anderson graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Business from Florida A&M University and received her MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Nick Talwar is a General Partner and Co-founder at Orange Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in businesses that employ computation and software design to transform established industries with an opportunity for disruption. Talwar founded Orange after a career as an operator and investor at the intersection of technology and financial services, holding executive positions at CircleUp, Apis Partners, Uber, Amazon, and Visa.

Talwar is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He was also nominated in 2013 for the Young Global Leader program of the World Economic Forum. In addition to his roles on the Accion and Accion U.S. Network boards, Talwar has served on the boards of Payjoy, Baobab, Alt.Bank, Rapido, and Shuttl. Talwar has a BS in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he is currently a board member, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.


About Accion

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.