Charles Trevail Joins FINCA International’s Board

WASHINGTON, November 2, 2016

FINCA International, a Washington D.C.-based not-for-profit pioneer of microfinance and social enterprise solutions for the poor, is pleased to welcome Charles Trevail, CEO of C Space, to its board of directors.

Charles brings his expertise in global branding and client collaboration to FINCA, which provides low-income entrepreneurs and their communities with responsible loans, savings and other services in more than 20 developing countries. FINCA is also helping very low-income people get access to life-changing products such as solar lamps, clean cookstoves and water filters.

Charles Trevail is a globally recognized leader in how to reinvent a company and brand through co-creation with customers and stakeholders. He is currently based in Boston as the CEO of C Space, the leading customer collaboration agency. Charles was the founder and CEO of Promise, a UK-based agency that was sold to C Space. Prior to that he led FutureBrand and also Enterprise IG (now The Brand Union). He has advised brands and governments around the world, including British Airways, BMW, McDonald’s, Telefonica and L’Oréal. He was part of the team that helped realize Canary Wharf in East London; helped British Airways invent and launch “21st-century air travel,” including the world’s first flat beds in business class; and helped create McDonald’s “restaurant of the future” pilot in the UK. He was also a founding board member for FINCA UK, a charitable partner of FINCA International.

“FINCA is dedicated to working with individuals and communities and finding innovative solutions to meet their needs,” said Rupert Scofield, President of FINCA International. “Charles’ outstanding experience in the field of listening to people’s needs and turning those ideas into action make him a very valuable addition to FINCA and for the nearly two million people we serve.”

Charles Trevail says: “I’m incredibly excited to become a part of FINCA at a time of tremendous change. FINCA is a leader in developing and operating sustainable, market-based solutions that create opportunity and well-being for those who need it most. FINCA is reinventing how low-income people access the tools they need to build their future, through responsible financial services or through life-enhancing products that can help them be healthier and more productive.”