Tilman is a former CEO of CGAP. As such, he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organization, a global partnership of 34 funders with the common objective to advance financial inclusion for the poor. Prior to CGAP, Tilman was a Partner with the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he held a series of leadership positions in the Global Banking and Healthcare Practices. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Tilman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the EU-sponsored European University Institute (EUI) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg.