Salah Goss

Salah Goss is a financial inclusion expert specializing in mobile money, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. She is currently Vice President, International Development at MasterCard Worldwide where she focuses on designing payments and financial services solutions that foster financial inclusion and address wider economic development challenges. She was previously a Program Officer on the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation where she managed a portfolio of investments focused on innovative business models for mobile-enabled financial services adoption and delivery. Through her work for the Department of Commerce as well as the Gates Foundation, Salah has also concentrated on public-private partnership formation using incentive-based funding mechanisms. Salah has many years of experience working with developing country governments and stakeholders including her time as Grants Administrator for the West Africa Regional Office of the Soros Open Society Foundation. She is a graduate of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and is proficient in French and speaks beginning Arabic.

By Salah Goss


Can Digital Linkages Revitalize a Tried and True Savings Model?

What would it take to link savings groups and digital financial services? A team at BFA investigated the potential tradeoffs and benefits which savings groups and potential private sector stakeholders might encounter on this journey.