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Economist & business strategy advisor - Frontier Markets

15+ years experience in frontier market economics using technology to empower vulnerable populations and reduce poverty. Work with telecom operators, tech and finance companies, donors and governments in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. MA in International Development and BA Economics from Stanford University. Native English and Fluent French.


Experience
MF Development

Advisor, Technology in Frontier Markets

2008 - Present (8 years, 8 months)
Mali - country assessment to expand digital finance mapping payments streams, regulation, tech innovation, impact on jobs and incomes
Russia – digital finance component of the National Financial Inclusion strategy, consumer protection, regulatory policies, World Bank, 2016
Ghana - country landscaping, how mobile money/digital finance can be deployed in agricultural populations for USAID/Ghana. FHI360, 2015
Myanmar - market entry strategy for Telenor’s Digital Money Myanmar (advising app designer), Small Surfaces, 2015
Pakistan- landscaping for digital finance (advising app designer), Grid Impact 2015.
Global - Financial Inclusion Insights, country landscaping - Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, InterMedia, Gates.
Global - UN Capital Development Fund, mapped country-wide payment streams to shift to digital in 12 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America
MF

Agricultural Value Chain Economist

2008 - Present (9 years, 2 months)
Agricultural assessment in the Eastern Congo DRC (beans, soy, livestock) to promote growth, food security and improve nutrition. ACDI/VOCA
Anti-poaching, incentives to deter wildlife crimes, Gorongosa and Lobombo National Parks,USAID/Mozambique
Ethiopian agriculture exports, USAID/Ethiopia. Business plans for exporters of chickpea, honey and sesame. 2020DC
Tanzania - policy changes to promote women's use of technology, government-wide recommendations
Shea nut policy reform recommendation, Ghana, Global Shea Alliance, women's empowerment initiative