CFI’s Advisory Council provides strategic guidance and input on the development of new program areas and projects. The Advisory Council brings a wealth of experience in financial inclusion, academia, and finance.


Bob Annibale

Senior Fellow, SOAS University of London

Marcelle Ayo

Manager, Strategic Initiatives Unit, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

David Ferrand

Independent Consultant

Feisal Hussain

Senior Director, Innovative Finance for the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)

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Joanna Ledgerwood

Independent Consultant

Jonathan Morduch

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, New York University

Rosita Najmi

Rosita Najmi

VP of Strategy and Innovation, UPS Foundation

Mark Pickens

Senior Director, Financial Inclusion, Visa

Diana Taylor

Board Member of Citigroup, Brookfield Asset Management and Sotheby

Members Emeritus

Philip Brown

Impact Banker and Senior Risk Officer

Alex Counts

Founder, Grameen Foundation

Paul Tregidgo

Former Vice Chairman, Debt Capital Markets, Credit Suisse

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