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Gregory Coussa

US Director, International Centre for Social Franchising

Biography

Greg is the US Director for ICSF, managing the US office’s strategy and growth, while overseeing a portfolio of domestic and international projects. During his time at ICSF, Greg has worked with a number of social and commercial sector organizations including the BOMA Project, PSI, Foundation for Ecological Security, Sistema Biobolsa, USAID|Senegal, and Lava Mae.

Prior to joining the team, Greg was the Director of Microfinance and an Advisory Board Member for a US-based non-profit working in Haiti. During his work, Greg structured and developed a partnership with the largest Haitian microfinance institution.

Additionally, Greg actively serves on the Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire’s Social Sector Franchise Institute. Greg has also served as a judge for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business’s Social Innovation Competition.
Before committing himself to the social sector, Greg was a management consultant at CAST, serving mid and large cap financial services firms in the United States. Former clients include Union Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and First Niagara Bank.

Greg received his MBA with a specialization in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. While at Oxford he was a Skoll World Forum Fellow and the recipient of the Skoll Centre Ecosystem Award. Greg holds his Bachelor’s degree in business-economics, graduating cum laude, with university honors and department of economics honors, from UCLA.