Kerry is a specialist in financial inclusion with a strong background in private sector solutions and the development of financial products for ‘base of the pyramid’ consumers.
During her undergraduate career Kerry studied abroad at the American University of Beirut and witnessed the Arab Spring first-hand. After majoring in International Studies at John Hopkins University, Kerry worked in consulting, building a wealth of experience across multiple projects in the finance and technology sectors.
In 2018 she joined Kiva, a non-profit that provides financial support to entrepreneurs. As a Kiva Fellow, she optimised operational processes in some of the Middle East’s largest microfinance institutions.
She most recently served as the Inclusive Fintech Ambassador at MIX in India, where she was a contributing force in the standardisation of a taxonomy to assess and valuate inclusive fintechs, a much-needed mechanism for impact investors.
Kerry commented: ‘The Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow me to perfectly customise my higher education experience and align it with my long-term career goals by combining an MBA with an MPP.
Increasingly, financial technology is colliding with programming designed to catalyse economic empowerment at the bottom-of-the-pyramid. Policy makers will have to better coordinate with the private sector and sustainable business propositions in order to fully unlock the macroeconomic benefits of financial inclusion, which includes products like credit, savings and insurance. For these ambiguous industries, there is rarely a graduate course of study that adequately captures the complexities or cross-sectional nature of their operations.’