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Ignacio Mas and David Porteous
Independent/Bankable Frontier Associates

IgnacioMas 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 inEuropeat Intel Capital (Intel Corp’s venture capital arm).

 

Ignaciohas been a Visiting Professor of International Business at the Graduate School of Business at theUniversity of Chicago. Heholds undergraduate degrees inmathematics and economicsfrom MIT and a PhD in economics fromHarvard University.

 

You may find out more about Ignacio via his websitewww.ignaciomas.com.

 

 

 

David Porteous is the CEO of Bankable Frontier Associates, a consulting firm based in Boston MA.He has undertaken consultancy assignments in the areas of financial strategy and policy for a wide range of clients including public clients such as DFID, the World Bank, CGAP, and private clients including banking and telco groups. Prior to relocating to Boston in 2004, he was active in executive leadership roles in the development finance sector of South Africa with private and public financial institutions as well as FinMark Trust, an NGO involved in promoting financial inclusion policies and projects, and a public-private partnership which sought to promote low-income housing securitization. He has written several books including Banking on Change, a book which chronicles and analyzes changes in the retail financial sector of South Africa in the decade since democracy. David has a B.Comm from the University of Cape Town, an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D (Economics) from Yale University.

 

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