Max joined CGAP in 2014 as part of a team seeking to advance financial innovation for smallholder families. At CGAP, he has both led and supported research and collaborations with financial service providers from around the globe, with his work largely focused on driving the development of digital financial services that more effectively meet the needs of smallholder households.
Max came to CGAP from the World Bank, and he has a background in agriculture, rural development and financial inclusion. His past work has spanned countries and continents, with regional concentrations in MENA and West/Central Africa. Max holds a BA from the University of Arizona and an MA in International Business and Development Economics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He speaks English, French, and Arabic.