David Edelstein

Senior Director at Caribou Digital

"I am motivated by tackling really hard problems with remarkable people. Our clients, the people they seek to reach and my colleagues at Caribou all inspire me in different ways. Working with my fellow Caribous provides satisfying challenges and the opportunity to shape how digital development is delivered -- a fantastic place to be! "

David is a Senior Director at Caribou Digital. An entrepreneurial leader and innovator, his consistent focus on how technology can be harnessed to power creative business models has earned him and his teams patents and prestigious awards. He is passionate about bringing products and services to hard to reach populations, generating social and economic impact. Prior to joining Caribou Digital, David directed the Grameen Technology Center and was responsible for global programs at Grameen Foundation. In these roles, he led teams developing technology-enabled solutions in financial services, agriculture and health to address some of the most persistent problems facing underserved people. Previously, at Microsoft, David designed pioneering business models to deliver affordable products to people in emerging markets. At McKinsey & Company, he worked extensively in the telecommunications and consumer goods sectors, with a focus on creating business strategies tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses in developing countries. He also worked with the McKinsey Global Institute, leading research to understand drivers of business productivity and competitiveness in Brazil. Earlier in his career, he conducted economic analyses and evaluated public policy with the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Resources for the Future. He is based in Seattle, US.

Email them at: david.edelstein@cariboudigital.net

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