Jessica Osborn

Co-Director of the Mastercard Foundation Learning Partnership

"What I like about my job is bringing together the smartest minds in the industry to solve the toughest challenges facing digital finance. Coming from a product and commercial background, I thrive on the pace of innovation in tech and enjoy finding real-life, pragmatic solutions to problems - as well as working on different aspects of business strategy. I love exploring the distinct ways in which the digital economy is evolving in different countries, with opportunities to inspire change across markets."

Jessica jointly leads Caribou’s Live Learning programme, which provides bespoke immersive study visits to emerging markets, and co-directs the Mastercard Foundation Learning Partnership. Jessica has worked in mobile tech and digital financial inclusion in Africa for over 11 years. Prior to joining Caribou she worked as Product Manager for Alphabet's IOT company, Nest; as Commercial & Business Operations Manager for Digital Financial Services at Google in Nairobi; as Commercial Manager for Mobile Financial Services at Millicom Ghana; and as Program Director for Grameen Foundation in Ghana and Uganda. Jessica has consulted for private and development sector clients across the African continent and has professional experience in Ghana, Uganda, Mali, Nigeria, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, UAE and UK. Jessica holds a First Class Honors degree in Politics & Economics from the University of Durham, UK.

Email them at: jess@cariboudigital.net

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