Lee Babcock

Lee Babcock is a recognized digital finance thought leader with robust private sector, development implementation and consulting experience. He is committed to public-private collaboration that drives locally sustainable development initiatives in rural areas and provides a return on investment.

He has conceptualized, managed and structured strategic alliances for mobile money projects in Indonesia, Tanzania and Ghana, and worked as USAID-senior advisor to the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency. He managed the largest office of a $250 million USAID-funded Business Development Program in Bosnia that was designed to rapidly invigorate SME growth after the war. He also served as a U.S. Peace Corps subject matter expert, and privatization policy advisor to the prime minister’s office in Latvia.

He is passionate about the potential of mobile money to do for the base of the economic pyramid what commercial banking did for the industrial revolution.

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