Mike McCaffrey and Ignacio Mas
MicroSave/Saïd Business School

Mike McCaffreyspecializes in designing sustainable, demand-driven financial services for the poor. He started his career in rural Bolivia as a microenterprise volunteer for the Peace Corps. Afterwards, he joined Innovations for Poverty Action, advising leading microfinance organizations like Pro Mujer on how to improve products and services.

Subsequently, he moved to the Fiji Islands to serve as the financial inclusion technical specialist for the United Nations South Pacific regional initiative. There, he supported the development of mobile money networks in seven countries, including: (1) consulting Central Banks on regulatory policy, (2) supporting banks and mobile network operators develop new products, and (3) conducting national market demand studies.

He currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya, heading a regional program on digital financial services for MicroSave. The focus of his work is determining how digital financial services for the poor can be better designed, and more easily scaled to national levels. The includes managing the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) project, and The Helix Institute of Digital Finance.

Mike attended the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, receiving a master’s degree in development economics & a graduate certificate in science, technology & environmental policy. He also holds B.A. degrees in economics & psychology from the University of California.




Ignacio Mas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Previously he worked as Senior Advisor in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Senior Adviser at the Technology Program at CGAP, and as ?Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group.




Articles by Mike McCaffrey and Ignacio Mas