Nhu-An Tran has worked to advance financial inclusion in emerging markets for over 20 years. Her experience spans over 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ms. Tran has authored several papers on the topics of microfinance, microinsurance, digital financial services, and the use of blended financing in the agriculture, clean energy, and health sectors, and has been invited to speak at multiple international events on these topics.
She previously served as a Senior Technical Advisor at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where she spearheaded the Agency’s early activities in mobile banking and digital solutions for development. She has managed two flagship research programs funded by USAID that focused on testing and spurring innovations in financial services, including partnerships with Citibank, VISA, Western Union, Airtel, and others. As a consultant, Ms. Tran has engaged with banks, policymakers, impact investors, and fintechs on their strategy, product development, and customer engagement.
Ms. Tran holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Bachelor Degree in Business and Finance from Georgetown University.