Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered micro-enterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia, technical advisor for Self-Help Development Foundation in Zimbabwe, and managing director for Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda.
He received a B.S. in international business from Messiah College, an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School, and an honorary doctorate from Erskine College. As an advocate for the Church's role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty, Peter has been a speaker at conferences such as Catalyst, Passion, Harvest International's Development Conference, and Jubilee, and he has been featured by Christianity Today, World, Forbes, CNN, and RELEVANT.
He has also written The Poor Will Be Glad with Phil Smith, The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good with Anna Haggard, Mission Drift with Chris Horst, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing with Chris Horst, Stop Helping Us, Watching Seeds Grow with his son Keith, and 40/40 Vision with Greg Lafferty.
Currently, Peter serves as the entrepreneur-in-residence at Messiah College and as a Praxis Venture Partner. Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster, PA, with their three children.