Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly

Claire is the Asia/Pacific Regional Director for Whole Planet Foundation.  She is responsible for overseeing and expanding a portfolio spanning the region – from Pakistan to Samoa.

Claire joined Whole Planet Foundation in March of 2013 as Microfinance Field Program Manager for Africa/Middle East region. In that role, she supported the regional portfolio by visiting partners in 20 active countries, identifying new potential partners and providing financial and project analysis.  Claire became Senior Program Manager in March 2015 where she worked with WPF’s systems specialist to monitor the global portfolio and support the Asia region with research and reviews.  

Prior to joining WPF, Claire served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Extreme North of Cameroon from 2010-2012. Claire has a BA from Georgetown University and she also studied abroad in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews.  Claire is passionate about the foundation’s dynamic partners and their hard working staff who bring financial services to rural populations around the globe.  While on and off the road travelling, Claire enjoys yoga, swimming, reading and cooking.