Senior Vice President, Europe and Eurasia Terri Kristalsky
"I think my work at Chemonics and my work in international development has really expanded me as a person. I'm a little bit Ugandan, I'm a little bit Russian, and I'm South African, and it's great to be a global citizen...That's what keeps me coming in every day."
Terri Kristalsky is currently serving as senior vice president of the Europe and Eurasia regional business unit at Chemonics after successfully serving as chief of party on the Southern Africa Financial Sector Program (FSP). Under FSP, Ms. Kristalsky implemented a multi-pronged approach to stimulate increased finance access for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) via policy reform, advising financial intermediaries on innovative methods to target products for SMEs and support financial business development services to increase SME bankability. She has worked with Chemonics for the past 15 years, including as chief of party for USAID’s Rural SPEED program in Uganda and as microenterprise initiative team leader for USAID’s AMIR program in Jordan. Ms. Kristalsky is a senior banking, microfinance, and SME development specialist with nearly 30 years of experience in microfinance, commercial finance, business training, and project design and management.