Tilman Ehrbeck

Tilman is a former CEO of CGAP. As such, he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organization, a global partnership of 34 funders with the common objective to advance financial inclusion for the poor. 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.

By Tilman Ehrbeck


Learning from Practitioners on the CGAP Board

Enlisting industry experts and learning from their experiences is at the core of CGAP's governance structure.

Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?

The new Government of India has made financial inclusion one of the cornerstones of its policies and has set the target of every adult having a financial account by August 2015.

Payment Innovations Improve Access to Solar Energy, Clean Water

A number of business model innovations that link poor households to better basic services are becoming economically viable through advances in digital payments infrastructure. This blog discusses three lessons on how to advance the nascent field of "Digital Finance Plus".

Microcredit Impact Revisited

A more nuanced picture is emerging that supports broad financial inclusion efforts. Mounting evidence shows that on the whole, access to formal financial services helps poor families in developing countries improve their lives.

Financial Inclusion and Development: Recent Impact Evidence

This paper proposes that the accumulating body of evidence supports policy makers’ assessments that developing inclusive financial systems is an important component for economic and social progress on the development agenda.