United States
Speaks English, French

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.

MF Development

Advisor, Technology in Frontier Markets

2008 - Present (9 years, 3 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

Agricultural Value Chain Economist

2008 - Present (9 years, 9 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