Marissa Dean

Senior Director of Inclusive Business

"My deeply-rooted belief is that individuals are capable of driving transformational change. What I really love about my work is that it applies a business strategy mindset to development. I’m most effective thinking at systems level, including understanding ecosystem interactions, developing frameworks, and providing analytics. I enjoy uncovering the nuance and the “black swans” from data and interviews."

With over 22 years of experience in the digital technology sector, Marissa is Senior Director of Inclusive Business at Caribou Digital. She leads the Strategy and Digital Transformation consulting practice, where she helps development capital clients develop investment strategies, build insights, and share knowledge. Marissa has a strong background in research, strategy, and implementation, having previously worked at firms such as Accenture and the GSMA. She holds a degree in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. She is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to improve economic inclusion and is a frequent speaker and author on digital platforms and embedded financial services. She is also an advocate for women in technology, an ultra-marathon runner, and a mom of two girls.

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