I have been Senior Advisor in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and at the Technology Program at CGAP. Previously I was Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group, Executive Vicepresident of Marketing and Account Management at DoCoMo interTouch, and Senior Manager responsible for telecoms investments in Europe for Intel Capital.
I have undergraduate degrees in maths and economics from MIT and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. I have been Adjunct Professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
I am currently a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School's Center for Emerging Market Enterprises at Tufts University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and an Associate with Bankable Frontier.
Instructional videos (in Khan academy style)
- On banking versus electronic money
Assessing the progress of mobile money
Storing value on mobile money, at NCID
Mobile money and the informal economy
On WEF mobile financial services report
Networks want to connect, at MWC2011
Savings by the poor, at TEDx Seattle
The role of mobile operators
View all my publications here.
Latest publication: "Digitizing the Kaleidoscope of Informal Financial Practices."
Some "big thoughts:"
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