Rick Levy is the Executive Director and one of the original founders of Lift Up Africa. He has a heart and passion for Africa along with the numerous other projects that he supports in the United States. Rick has over 35 years experience in the leadership of financial institutions with a particular emphasis on banking; international private banking, world banking and retail banking. Rick has lived in Hong Kong, Manila and Sydney and conducted business throughout Europe and Asia. He was on staff at the University of Washington where he taught Business courses. In addition, Rick holds a degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a retired CPA in the States of California and Washington.