Thomas Sinclair

Senior Operations Officer

Thom Sinclair leads Gateway Academy, a digital learning marketplace for financial services providers. Gateway Academy establishes partnerships with training and content providers and financial services providers to develop a sustainable spin-off business model. Mr. Sinclair has 20 years of experience in adult learning, capacity building, and knowledge management. In addition to his work at CGAP, he teaches international development policy and management as a part-time faculty member at the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Before joining CGAP, Mr. Sinclair was a senior knowledge management and learning adviser and the Program Cycle Capacity Building team lead with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Policy, Planning, and Learning Bureau. From 2001 to 2012, he worked in the private sector for the QED Group and other consulting firms on USAID projects. He worked closely with the USAID Microenterprise Development Office on value chains and financial inclusion, overseeing major knowledge management and learning projects that developed training, e-learning, seminars/webinars, and websites.

Mr. Sinclair has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University in International Public Service and Development and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.