Caroline Bernadi
U.S.

Caroline Bernadi

Chief Development Officer

Caroline Bernadi joined the team in 2005 as a volunteer on the Village Enterprise Impact Evaluation team. She served as the foundation director in 2008 and became senior director of institutional giving before assuming her current role as chief development officer in 2019. Over the past 12 years, Caroline successfully increased institutional revenues by a factor of twenty to almost $3.5M in 2020. She has played a critical role in the design and launch of the Village Enterprise Development Impact Bond (DIB), the very first in poverty alleviation in Africa, leading investment fundraising, structuring, and contracting, as well as managing the relationship with stakeholders. Prior to Village Enterprise, Caroline worked in operations and finance for L’Oréal and Cartier in France and was co-founder of Maatiam (formerly Freepledge), a social venture. She holds an MS in Industrial Management from Ecole des Mines in France.

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