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November 07 2013

Global Financial Dignity Summit Announces a Working Group Session Focused on the Power of Good Credit

ATLANTA – November 8, 2013 – Today, Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that Trey Loughran, president personal information solutions, Equifax and recent regional HOPE Board appointee will join Jan Rielaender, economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) France to co-chair the upcoming HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit (Summit) working group session titled, “The Power of Good Credit: Growing Jobs in Emerging Markets".

Loughran will lead the intimate group discussion with a dozen other industry leaders and experts about how to empower build and sustain credit during one of the most important working group sessions on the agenda. The group will develop a list of recommendations on that will be included in a post-event executive report for G20 leaders. 

Loughran is responsible for the consumer business of Equifax that provides credit monitoring, identity management and debt reduction solutions to individuals across the U.S. and Canada. Promoted to this position in December 2009, Loughran previously led the company's corporate development efforts, including leading global mergers and acquisitions and the company’s business expansion in new international markets including Russia and India.

Rieländer is Economist at the OECD Development Centre’s, where he heads the Africa Desk’s work on growth, transformation and employment. Jan has extensive experience across the African continent and is the lead author of the 2012 African Economic Outlook (AEO) on youth employment and the 2013 edition on structural transformation and natural resources.

As the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., Singh Tuli responsible for its overall vision, strategy and execution.  He has 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched two successful companies that conducted Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the NASDAQ stock market. He has been recognized by Forbes magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a “classroom revolutionary” for using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally.   At the World Sikh Awards Suneet has been recognized as the entrepreneur of the year for 2012.

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day Summit moderated by Soledad O’Brien focuses on “Global Economic Recovery: How the Poor Can Help Save Capitalism,” will frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 30 countries around the world.  

The annual HOPE Summit will serve also as the staging area for the gathering of commitments for business role models, business internships, youth entrepreneurship business grants, and other commitments for action in underserved communities.

About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.

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