Adrian Merryman
Chief Development & Impact Investment Offer

Adrian Merryman serves as the Chief Development & Impact Investment Offer for VisionFund International, a Christian mission-driven regulated microfinance bank, and is the former CEO of VisionFund’s former global flagship in Cambodia (“VFC”).

Previously Adrian served as CEO of VisionFund Tanzania (“VFT”).  During his tenure, VFT grew substantially to become VisionFund’s Africa flagship, became solidly sustainable, became a leader in the implementation of leading edge cashless mobile-wallet based banking and other technologies which improve client responsiveness and access to financial services, and became a Central Bank regulated deposit-taking microfinance bank.  Adrian also worked with World Vision Tanzania to conceptualize and implement the innovative Thrive holistic agricultural economic development program. 

Prior to joining VisionFund in 2011, Adrian served as CEO of the Opportunity International Network, which operated in 35 countries across Africa, the Asia Pacific Rim, Latin America and Eastern Europe.  Under his leadership the client and asset base grew four-fold, ten NGOs were converted to banks, and MicroEnsure, the industry leader in micro-insurance, was established.  

Prior to heeding Christ’s call to serve those less fortunate, Adrian served as CEO of Screen plc, as Chief Investment Officer of Interregnum plc, as CEO of Temenos Systems S.A. (global leader in core banking software), as Head of European Investment Banking for Oppenheimer & Co., and as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co. Adrian has also chaired and served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards.

Adrian resides with his wife and children in Cape Cod.

Areas of expertise
  • VisionFund
  • Microfinance
  • Economic Development
  • Impact Investment
  • Financial Inclusion

MBA; Harvard Business School
BA; Swarthmore College