Kwasi Donkor joined USADF as the Chief Strategy Officer in April 2020. In this role, he is responsible for driving efforts to incorporate digitization and innovative finance across USADF’s country programs and strategic focus areas, including the energy, entrepreneurship and agriculture portfolios. Kwasi brings a wealth of knowledge gained over 20 years working in the private, non-profit and government policy sectors to address a wide range of enterprise development and socially responsible investment issues. Most recently, as a Senior Advisor at USAID he was charged with implementing USAID’s global strategic focus on payment models and digital technology for financial inclusion. Prior to USAID, Kwasi worked for the Grameen Foundation in Uganda as the Interim Country Director where he led a strategic turnaround and served as the overall risk manager for country operations, anticipating and responding to potential threats to execution, financial viability and regulatory compliance. Before joining Grameen, from 2009 to 2013, Kwasi worked in Ghana, where he served as the Mobile Financial Services Head of Go-to-Market for Millicom’s commercial brand Tigo. At Tigo, he led and executed the commercial launch for the Tigo Cash mobile money product. Kwasi has held multiple roles across a number of Fortune 500 diversified financial services firms. He started his career as a Senior Specialist in Merrill Lynch’s private client business.
Kwasi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Fellow.