Pamplona. December 10th, 2012.
Ignacio MÃ¡s (Ph.D. at Harvard University) is a Senior Associate at Bankable Frontier and a collaborator at the World Bank. Mas provided an in-depth analysis about M-PESA and the mobile-phone based money transfer for Safaricom, which is playing an important role in transforming part of the Kenyan economy. By connecting groups of individuals and slowly progressing towards business organizations, M-PESA has helped to improve the quality of life for the Kenyan population. Today, Kenyans have found an efficient way to make basic payments and have the opportunity to access a variety of financial services.
Ignacio Mas (Ph.D. Harvard) is a Senior Associate at Bankable Frontier. He has been Senior Advisor in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and at the Technology Program at CGAP. Previously, he was also 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. Ignacio Mas has been a Visiting Professor of International Business at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Mas has widely contributed to Development studies by pointing out the utility of mobile phone payment and endorsing various microfinance policies.