Vice President, International Development at MasterCard Worldwide
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 partners with the development community to design payments and financial services solutions that foster financial inclusion and address wider economic development challenges. She was previously a Program Officer at the Bill at Melinda Gates foundation were she focused on innovative business models for mobile-enabled financial products. Through her work for the Department of Commerce Salah has deep experience in 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.