Richard Finke is Vice President and Country Manager for the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) in Tunisia. He is an experienced private sector development professional who has worked with banks, SMEs, and large companies in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the US, and Europe. Prior to Tunisia, he managed the technical assistance and training efforts of MEII’s Loan Guarantee Facility (LGF) in Palestine. Before joining MEII, he worked with SMEs in South East Asia on a number of areas including access to finance and value chain development. He also worked for management and technology consulting firms in the US and Europe serving large companies and government institutions. Mr. Finke holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Business from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a BS in Accounting, and became a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. State of Illinois.