Ignacio Mas

Independent consultant
Expertise: Technology-enabled financial services
About Ignacio Mas

Ignacio Mas is a global expert in money and technology and works on markets, money models and systems development that supports the poor.

Ignacio 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 Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group, Executive Vice president of Marketing and Account Management at DoCoMo interTouch, and Senior Manager responsible for telecoms investments in Europe for Intel Capital.Ignacio believes firmly in providing people with better financial tools that can give them a stronger sense of control over their future.

Ignacio has undergraduate degrees 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. He 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.


Digitally replicating how the poor manage their money

Replicating how the poor manage their money, digitally

Business primitives – Enabling payment lifecylces through software

Why doesn’t every Kenyan business have a mobile money account?