As CEO, Tilman is responsible for the strategic direction and management of CGAP, a global partnership of 34 funders with the common objective to advance financial inclusion for the poor. He speaks regularly on issues relating to financial inclusion and blogs for cgap.org and the Huffington Post.
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.