Deborah Tham, Advisory Board Member
Deb is a technology industry veteran with a background in data security, risk management, and payments technologies and currently serves in a leadership capacity at Visa Inc. She has a passion for developing financial literacy and creating economic opportunity in underserved communities and also educating NGOs on asset based community development. Since 2012, she has partnered with local communities in Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture and small business initiatives to drive revenue back into areas most impacted by the AIDs pandemic. Her approach is highly relational and also involves strict financial accountability. By providing hands on mentoring, coaching and grants, over time, communities are seeing some success. BRAID is looking to leverage this expertise as Deb serves in an advisory capacity.