Xavier Faz leads CGAP’s work on Digital Finance Frontiers, a global initiative that promotes experimentation in the use of technology and digital channels to expand the offering of financial services to lower income segments. As a technical advisor to CGAP’s agenda on business model innovation, He worked on the analysis of alternative banking models, product and business model innovation, and financial inclusion strategies. He is also CGAP’s Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to CGAP, he was Director of Strategic Planning for a Development Bank in Mexico, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company advising organizations in strategy, technology and business innovation. He has a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and an engineering degree in electronic systems from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.