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Benjamin Stone

Ben serves as managing director and general counsel of MCE Social Capital, an impact investing firm that uses an innovative loan guarantee model to support companies helping entrepreneurs in more than 30 countries in the developing world build businesses and earn a steady income. In 2004, Ben began his career as a corporate litigator Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he helped manage representations of international banks, energy companies, and individuals in business disputes and government investigations. In 2008, Ben started and led Indego Africa, an award-winning social enterprise and lifestyle brand providing more than 1,000 female artisan entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Ghana with access to global markets and business education. Ben has also served as a director at American Express where he designed initiatives helping small businesses and start ups grow their ventures.

Ben is a term member on the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular public speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, impact investing, marketing, careers, law, and international affairs. Ben earned a B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.