Lewis, Jonathan

Jonathan C. Lewis is the founder and chief executive officer of the Opportunity Collaboration – a strategic business retreat and networking summit for 300 senior anti-poverty leaders which occurs annually on World Poverty Day.

Jonathan is also the founder and board chair of MicroCredit Enterprises — an innovative social venture which leverages private capital to make tiny business loans to deeply impoverished people, mostly women, in developing countries. A rarity in the non-profit world, MicroCredit Enterprises is operationally sustainable without donations or grants.

In his eclectic entrepreneurial career, Jonathan has served as the founder/CEO of a global business knowledge company, CEO of the California Association of Health Maintenance Organizations, Chief Budget Advisor to the President of the California State Senate, founder/CEO of an urban real estate investment company and founder/owner of a contemporary art gallery.

Jonathan blogs weekly at the Huffington Post and the Skoll Foundation Social Edge. He is a recipient of the Social Venture Network Innovation Award.

Jonathan contributed one hour of his life story to Legacy.

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