Fernando Barbon

Fernando Barbon is a financial sector consultant with CGAP. Prior to joining CGAP, Fernando was a senior engagement manager at McKinsey & Company working in Latin America and Mexico. At McKinsey, he served clients in financial services and the public and social sectors by focusing on strategy, operations, and organization. Previously, Fernando worked at CAF Development Bank of Latin America, where he provided investment advice to the executive committee on the bank's portfolio of development projects in Argentina and Peru. He holds an MBA in strategy and finance from ESADE Business School and Kellogg School of Management, and an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.

By Fernando Barbon


Data-Driven Segmentation in Financial Inclusion

Financial services providers can improve their businesses by using segmentation to develop a more accurate understanding of their customers. This guide shows providers how they can use data analytics to understand their customers by performing more complex analyses and extracting insights that were previously hidden.

Credit Scoring in Financial Inclusion

Statistical models can help lenders in emerging markets standardize and improve their lending decisions. This guide emphasizes that the effectiveness of data analytics approaches often involves building a broader data-driven corporate culture.

Digital Credit Helping to Put Kids in Classrooms in Cote d'Ivoire

By partnering with farmers’ cooperatives to offer an innovative digital credit product, Advans is seeing high repayment rates and having an impact on school attendance in rural Cote d'Ivoire.