Cambridge, MA, November 9, 2020  – Global nonprofit Accion announced today the appointment of Eraj Shirvani to the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Eraj Shirvani to the Accion Board of Directors,” said Accion Board Chair Diana Taylor. “Eraj’s extensive global experience in providing financial services to underbanked populations positions him well to support Accion’s efforts to build a financially inclusive world, which are more important than ever today in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Shirvani brings to the Accion Board more than 30 years of experience with Credit Suisse, most recently as the Vice Chairman of Emerging Markets, where he oversees the company’s work to build, maintain and grow client relationships in emerging markets. He has also served on the Board of Credit Suisse International (CSi) and Credit Suisse Securities Europe Ltd (CSSEL).

Shirvani previously served on the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) from 2004 to 2016 and was elected Chairman of that board in 2008. He has also been a board member of the Clearing Corporation and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s DerivServ Board, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), and the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). Shirvani holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Columbia Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in French and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.


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 three billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For nearly 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 160 partners in 55 countries. More at