Graham Wright

Group Managing Director

Graham A.N. Wright is the founder and Group Managing Director of MSC. He pioneered much of the core of market-led approach used by MSC.

Graham A.N. Wright is the founder and Group Managing Director of MSC. He pioneered much of the core of market-led approach used by MSC. He has around 30 years of experience in emerging markets underpinned by five years of experience in management consultancy, training and audit with Arthur Andersen in Europe. Graham has worked with banks, MFIs, telecoms, and regulators in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. Graham oversees Digital Financial Services, Strategic Initiatives, Knowledge Management, and Global Insights within MSC. During his time as the head of MSC in Africa, he spearheaded work to transform both Equity Bank and Kenya Post Office Savings Bank and collaborated in the design and initial testing of M-PESA. He has headed several teams working on digital financial services solutions for banks, mobile network operators, and MFIs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Posts by Graham Wright

Speculating on the future of financial inclusion: predictions, solutions (and warnings) for the next 20 years

This blog examines whether we will really realize the full potential of the digital revolution. It asks: Who will have access to technology? And what are the technological and psychological barriers inhibiting the uptake and use of “digital”?

How much has changed in just 20 years – Part 1

Twenty years ago, MicroSave was set up to try to support the development of savings and other non-credit services for low-income households.

How much has changed in just 20 years – Part 2

This blog will take a closer look at how development services are being delivered—and how this has changed over the last 20 years.

Over the counter transactions: A threat to or a facilitator for digital finance ecosystems?

This report provides an analytical perspective on the pros and cons of mobile money over the counter (OTC) transactions.

Face-to-face network specialists: Helping institutions better bring digital finance to the unreached Part 2

In this blog, we provide a high-level outline of six options to support the impact of Agent Network Management Companies (ANMCs).

Face-to-face network specialists: Helping institutions better bring digital finance to the unreached Part 1

This blog series outlines potential next steps towards an augmented future, which visionaries in the industry could explore through the support of Agent Network Management Companies (ANMC).

Key note speech by Graham A.N. Wright at the European Microfinance Week 2018

The video is the Keynote Speech delivered by Graham A.N. Wright, Director, MicroSave at European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg held on November 15th, 2018.

The digital transformation: Four opportunities and three threats for traditional financial institutions

The blog describes how technology presents the financial services sector with four huge opportunities and also three significant threats.