Nazanine Scheuer Appointed as Chief Development & Partnership Officer, Accion

(May 2021) Bridge Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Nazanine Scheuer as Chief development & Partnerships Officer at Accion.

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing, catalyzing 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.

As Chief Development & Partnerships Officer, Nazanine will oversee Accion’s Resource Development with the objective of building and stewarding strategic, innovative partnerships across a broad portfolio of stakeholders to amplify Accion’s work.

“Partnerships and philanthropic support fuel our COVID-19 pandemic response and its economic impacts on low-income families and small businesses around the world. As the new leader of our resource development efforts, Nazanine will play a critical role in ensuring Accion’s urgent work to create an inclusive recovery for all,” said Michael Schlein, President and CEO of Accion. “A bold and innovative thinker with a passion for social change and proven success in developing global partnerships that drive impact, I’m thrilled to work with her to enhance Accion’s resource mobilization and achieve our vision of a financially and economically inclusive world.”

Nazanine brings to her role over 15 years of experience developing global strategic partnerships. Most recently, she led Save the Children’s Social Enterprise & Impact Ventures, managing a team focused on creating and launching revenue-generating, for-purpose business models. During her tenure, she developed innovative partnerships across the private sector, aligning with Save the Children’s mission- driven priorities to create a common platform of outcomes-driven programs.

Nazanine started her career in the corporate world, working in the pharmaceuticals and food industries in the United States and Europe. She holds a bachelor’s degree from EPSCI, the International School of Business Administration of Groupe ESSEC in France, and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern Business School at New York University.


• Bridge Partners is a retained executive search firm with unique expertise in attracting and retaining senior, diverse executives and 18 years of experience executing inclusive, global leadership searches.

• We have both an international nonprofit practice (other clients include TechnoServe, Wikimedia Foundation, Vital Strategies, Acumen, Digital Green) and a global for-profit practice (clients include GE, Starbucks, McKesson, Estee Lauder, Freddie Mac and The Federal Reserve System). What they have in common is a desire to adapt to a changing global market and diversify their leadership teams, to innovate and reflect their employee base, as well as the customer, communities and constituents they serve.

• They retain Bridge Partners to leverage our innovative search approach and our track- record of presenting the highest caliber, diverse executives.

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