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David Edelstein

David has been an entrepreneurial leader and innovator throughout his career.� His consistent focus on how technology can be harnessed to power creative business models has earned him and his teams patents and prestigious awards, including Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development at the Mobile World Congress.� He is passionate about bringing products and services to hard to reach populations, generating social and economic impact.�David is currently Deputy CEO of Grameen Foundation.� He previously served as executive vice president for global programs, where he led a team developing innovative solutions in financial services, agriculture and health to address some of the most persistent problems facing underserved people. These solutions, enabled by digital technologies, have proven that market inefficiencies and failures can be overcome by working directly with customers to develop impactful and sustainable business models.Previously, at Microsoft, David designed pioneering, technology-enabled business models to deliver affordable products to people in emerging markets.�At McKinsey & Company, he worked extensively in the telecommunications and consumer goods sectors, with a focus on creating business strategies tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses in developing countries. Earlier in his career, he conducted economic analyses and evaluated public policy with the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Resources for the Future.��