Annabel Schiff

Program Director - Strive Community

"Through our work we’re continuously exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transformation of economies and societies, and how we can leverage this change to positively impact lives, livelihoods and businesses across the world. Being able to work with some of the best minds through this process is a privilege!"

Annabel is Program Director of Strive Community, a global philanthropic initiative developed by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Caribou Digital that aims to support the resilience and growth of five million small businesses around the world. Previously at Caribou Digital Annabel managed the Mastercard Foundation Learning Partnership across sub-Saharan Africa, under which fall the Platform Livelihoods, Platform-Led Upskilling and FiDA Partnership projects. Previous to Caribou Digital, Annabel worked as a Senior Manager in the Digital Financial Services Department at MicroSave in Nairobi, Kenya. At MicroSave, Annabel provided operational level training, cutting-edge research and consulting services for digital finance providers across Africa and Asia. Prior to MicroSave Annabel’s background was in Marketing and Branding, where she helped build and grow start-up brands in Kenya, the UK and USA. Annabel has an MA in Development Studies from SOAS, and a BA in Spanish from Bristol University. Annabel lives in Kenya.

Email them at: annabel@cariboudigital.net

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