Ignacio Mas

Consultant in Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion,
Founder and Director at the Digital Frontiers Institute
"To me the big question is how do we go beyond [mobile] payments to make people comfortable storing their value digitally where that is adding value to them."
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Ignacio Mas is an independent Consultant on mobile money and technology-enabled models for financial inclusion. Previously Ignacio was Senior Advisor in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and at the Technology Program at CGAP. He also served as Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group, Executive Vicepresident of Marketing and Account Management at DoCoMo interTouch, and Senior Manager responsible for telecoms investments in Europe for Intel Capital.

He has undergraduate degrees in maths and economics from MIT and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He has been Adjunct Professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Ignacio is currently a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School's Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at Tufts University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and an Associate with Bankable Frontier.

Read more at www.ignaciomas.com

Recent publications:

Taking Mobile Money to the Next Level
Ignacio Mas, 2014 Read online

Why the Debates that the Recent Microcredit RCTs are Meant to Close are Going to be Endless
Ignacio Mas, 2015 Read online

Pathways to Smarter Digital Financial Inclusion
Ignacio Mas and David Porteous, November 2014 Read online

Money Resolutions, a Sketchbook
Ignacio Mas,  January 2015  Read online

Minding the Identity Gaps
Ignacio Mas and David Porteous, February 2015  Read online

Strains of Digital Money

Ignacio Mas, July 2015  Read online

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