C3 Leader, Atul Tandon to lead Opportunity International as US CEO
Tandon is uniquely qualified to steward the organization’s efforts to scale its global impact to help clients create 20 million jobs by 2020. Tandon is an Indian American who was born and raised in India. His track record includes leadership roles with CitiBank’s global consumer banking arm, World Vision and United Way Worldwide. He played a key part in the founding of the One Campaign and is recognized as a change maker and business builder. His work has spanned several sectors, including consumer banking, e-commerce, consumer insights, and health and human services, among others.
Tandon is no stranger to microfinance, having launched Citibank’s consumer lending businesses in India and having served on the board of VisionFund International, a global microfinance network. Tandon’s appointment demonstrates Opportunity’s uncompromising commitment to bringing the best talent to its work of eradicating poverty and building vibrant communities in deeply challenging environments.
“We are excited Atul will be leading the U.S. team,” said Vicki Escarra, Global CEO of Opportunity International. “Atul is a man of strong conviction and a respected member of the microfinance and humanitarian development communities. He comes to Opportunity as a step of faith, believing the organization is the right place for him to continue his calling to serve the poor…”
“We are excited to see Atul leading at Opportunity International. Atul is following God’s calling in his life and never takes on a small assignment. Opportunity International has always been an innovative force for our world and a great partner for C3 Leaders.”
Jon Sharpe, President C3 Leaders