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Yasmina McCarty

Head, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Ms. Yasmina McCarty is the Head of Mobile for Development at the GSMA, where is responsible for nine global initiatives delivering mobile innovations in financial services, health, agriculture, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation, disaster resilience and gender equality. Her work at GSMA’s Mobile for Development brings together mobile operators, tech innovators, donors, governments and policy makers and to date has had an impact on 30 million people across 45 countries.

Before joining the GSMA, Yasmina co-founded GreenMango, a social enterprise in India, helping low-income entrepreneurs grow their businesses. As CEO of GreenMango, Yasmina was recognized as a TED India Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Cartier Women’s Initiative Asia Laureate. Yasmina also worked in microfinance at Women’s World Banking and ACCION USA, developing customer insights and financial products in emerging markets.

Yasmina holds an MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School and a BS cum laude from Northwestern University. In 2017 she was named as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.