- 2018 Speakers
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation , Deputy Director
Rebecca Mann is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads on strategy, financial planning, and operations within the Financial Services for the Poor initiative.
Rebecca joined the foundation in 2012. In her previous role, she led the research initiative in the FSP team, focused on the optimal design and regulation of a wide range of fintech products and payment services which can be offered digitally and used at low cost. Previously, she was an attorney in the public law and financial services regulation group at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, UK.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Sydney with bachelor degrees in Economics and Law. She also holds a master’s of public administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is studying for a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Oxford, writing about the political economy of technology reform and public service delivery in developing countries.