Andrew Kuper

LeapFrog; Former Carnegie Council Senior Associate

Andrew Kuper is president and founder of LeapFrog, the world's first microinsurance fund, hailed by President Clinton as the "Insurer to the Poor." The fund invests in businesses in Africa and Asia that provide affordable insurance to low-income and vulnerable people, targeting robust returns for investors while reaching 25 million people with essential financial services.

Kuper is a serial entrepreneur and investor in emerging markets. He is a former managing director of Ashoka, which has financed and connected over 2500 social entrepreneurs in 70 countries. He founded and led the Empire and Democracy Project at the Carnegie Council in 2003-4.

Kuper is also the author of Democracy Beyond Borders (Oxford) and Global Responsibilities (Routledge) and a host of other publications.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

Impact investment; microfinance and microinsurance; investing in emerging markets; private equity in Africa and Asia; democracy and human rights; the politics and economics of South Africa; social entrepreneurs and social enterprise.