Samantha Akins

Chief Officer for Innovation, Design and Delivery

Samantha Akins serves as Pro Mujer’s Chief Relationship Officer, managing the organization’s relationships with national and international investors, donors and partners. Prior to joining Pro Mujer, Samantha oversaw Grameen Foundation’s strategical partnerships and led program design and partnership for their global initiatives. Prior to that she served as the Deputy Director for a USAID funded policy reform program in Colombia.

Samantha has over 17 years of experience managing complex international development projects while working closely with host governments and international donors. She has more than 10 years’ experience managing USAID funded economic growth programs throughout Latin America.

Samantha has a Master of Science in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Economics from George Washington University. Her specialties include agricultural finance, economic growth, policy reform, and using mobile technology for financial inclusion and development.