Ignacio Mas is a freelance consultant focused on mobile money technology and policy.
Formerly a Senior Advisor in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ignacio led research, policy and financial infrastructure work. Ignacio also has been a Senior Adviser in the Technology Program at CGAP (a resource center for microfinance housed at the World Bank), VP of Marketing and Account Management at interTouch (an NTT-DoCoMo Group Company that manages broadband solutions for the hospitality industry), Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group, and Senior Manager responsible for telecoms investments in Europe at Intel Capital (Intel Corp's venture capital arm).
Ignacio has been a Visiting Professor of International Business at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from MIT and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
You may find out more about Ignacio via his website www.ignaciomas.com.
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