Brigit Helms

Brigit is the Vice President of Technical Service at DAI. She has nearly 30 years of experience in finding innovative private sector solutions to development problems in over 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Brigit is the Vice President of Technical Service at DAI and the CEO of Helmshart LLC. She has nearly 30 years of experience in finding innovative private sector solutions to development problems in over 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Brigit has worked as a Senior Expert of Financial Inclusion in McKinsey, the Head of Advisory Services at the International Finance Corporation, and the Lead Microfinance Specialist at CGAP.  She holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Posts by Brigit Helms

Key Questions that Should Precede New Product Development

MFIs are looking at new product development as a way of responding to their clients’ needs. This note suggests six essential questions to be asked prior about new product development.

Looking Before You Leap: Key Questions That Should Precede Starting New Product Development

This paper outlines some of the basic questions and issues that MFIs should address prior to embarking on the process of product development.