Tamara Cook

FSD Kenya
Expertise: Digital Finance
About Tamara Cook

Tamara Cook is the Head of Digital Innovations at FSD Kenya managing work on retail innovations and consumer insights. Prior to FSD Kenya, Tamara spent seven years on the Financial Services for the Poor team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she led the foundation’s work in Kenya on digital financial services and managed a global portfolio of grants and loans supporting financial institutions reaching the poor. Prior to the foundation, she spent ten years working with CGAP including a year-long assignment with Equity Bank in Kenya. She has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.


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The story of M-Akiba: Selling Kenyan treasury bonds via mobile

Why disruptive innovation in the financial sector can benefit poor people

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The Hidden Costs of Hiring in Kenya

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An overview of M-PESA

Top 10 things to know about M-Shwari

CNBC coverage of FinAccess spatial mapping project