Ignacio Mas and John Gitau
Freelance/Kenya Financial Education Centre

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.


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John Gitau is a financial education consultantand trainer, and CEO of Kenya Financial Education Centre.


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