Jake Kendall and Ignacio Mas
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jake Kendall is a Program Officer in the Financial Services for the Poor initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Jake manages the research strategy of FSP including managing FSP’s major research grants and engaging with the researcher community. Previous to joining the Foundation, he spent time as a researcher with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) housed in the World Bank. Jake holds a PhD in Economics from UC Santa Cruz and a BS in Physics from MIT. Just after graduating from MIT he volunteered for two years in Zambia as a fisheries extension agent with the US Peace Corps. Jake has also worked as a Brand Analyst for a major advertising firm, a technical salesperson for two high tech start ups, and, throughout his youth, a salmon fisherman in Alaska.

IgnacioMas is Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads on research, policy and financial infrastructure work.Ignaciohas 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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