Neville joined Kiva as CEO in the fall of 2017. He brings nearly two decades of experience leading global business and technology ventures, most recently as the CEO of Quid, a platform that analyzes the world's collective intelligence to help answer strategic questions.

During Neville’s career he has worked in China, Nigeria, Brazil, Malaysia and across the Middle East, including 4 years working for McKinsey & Company and as the publisher of China Economic Review.

These experiences and his passion for technology and service led Neville to Kiva. He is dedicated to serving Kiva’s mission and delivering ‘loans that change lives’ on the largest possible scale and with maximum impact.

Neville graduated in studio arts from Manchester Metropolitan University, studied Chinese at SOAS University of London, and holds an M.B.A. from London Business School.

Kiva Blog Updates

May 3, 2021 KV Kiva HQ

“We have to take the baton when it is passed to us, and run as hard and fast as we can, and then pass it on to someone else.”

Dear Kiva community,

As we enter the spring of 2021, I am struck by how quickly the year is progressing. With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, I am personally excited to gather again with family and friends,...

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Mar 18, 2021 KV Kiva HQ
The Asian American community is under attack. The horrific events in Atlanta on Tuesday underscore rising violence driven by racism, misogyny, and white supremacy. 

In the Bay Area, where Kiva was founded, and where much of our team is based, there have been 700 separate reported incidents of acts of anti-Asian hate and discrimination in the last year alone.  As a local and global organization, we also acknowledge the presence and patterns of discrimination and violence involving race and gender across the world, often present in the communities where we seek to make an... Continue Reading >>
Jun 19, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Today, on Juneteenth, we celebrate and recognize the end of formal slavery in the United States.

With Kiva’s core mission centered around removing systematic barriers for underserved communities, today serves as a reminder that we still have a long way to go.

We are committed to becoming an organization that reflects and respects the diversity of the local communities where we work and serve. With this in mind, we will continue to do the following:

  • Formalize resource groups dedicated to...

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Jun 2, 2020 KV Kiva HQ
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Dreams are universal, opportunity is not. There is so much opportunity that is not open or accessible to Black Americans due to long-standing systemic racism. This is not fair and this is not right.

No single individual or organization can resolve systemic racism alone. We all have a part to play in making things better and we need to do this together. At Kiva, we’re focused on getting money to...

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Mar 13, 2020 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva community,

Small businesses are already being negatively impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States, including many members of the Kiva community. Whether it’s your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, your best friend who owns a storefront or a local grower you support at the farmer's market, millions of American businesses will be disrupted when employees and customers must stay home and supply chains break down.

Many of those businesses and entrepreneurs are currently looking for financial relief to survive the...

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Jun 17, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva will sunset operations of Kiva Protocol, effective June 30, 2022. To learn more, read the announcement on our blog.

Kiva has a long history of working to advance financial inclusion in over 90 countries. Over the past 13 years, we’ve made over $1.3 billion USD in loans to unbanked and vulnerable populations globally. With almost 97% repayment rates, we have shown that these populations are overly creditworthy, and we work every day to bring full financial inclusion to them. Because of this, we’ve been asked to participate in a new multi-stakeholder...

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Jan 30, 2019 KV Kiva HQ

Dear Kiva community,
As we begin 2019, we are filled with gratitude for all of you and excitement for Kiva’s future. We have some big plans for the year, and are pleased to share more about what’s evolving at Kiva. 

Thanks to you, Kiva has funded $1.3 billion in loans to more than 3.1 million borrowers over the past 13 years. But the challenge of financial access remains immense – there are 1.7 billion people who are still unbanked around the world.

What we’re working on in 2019

We know Kiva has the expertise,... Continue Reading >>