Alex Counts is the former CEO of the Grameen Foundation which he established in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. He trained under Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Today Alex is a consultant to nonprofit organizations and an adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park. Earlier in his career, Alex served as the legislative director of RESULTS and as a regional project manager for CARE-Bangladesh. His newest book, When in Doubt, Ask for More: And 213 Other Life and Career Lessons for the Mission-Driven Leader, was published in March 2020 and details the highs and lows of being a leader of a nonprofit organization and what he learned along his own journey.

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