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

Cool in crisis: How Bangladeshi MFIs stay resilient

Since its independence, Bangladesh’s resilience in the face of numerous calamities like floods, droughts, and famines has earned worldwide appreciation. This blog explores how the country’s microfinance industry stays resilient during crises and continues to protect the poor and vulnerable.

Bangladesh – the basket case that taught microfinance to the world

As Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence, we look back at one of its greatest gifts to the world—microfinance. This blog highlights the role of Bangladesh’s four pioneering institutions—Grameen Bank, BRAC, ASA, and BURO Bangladesh—in the origin of microfinance and its local popularization, global adaptation, business model optimization, and product innovation.

Can we turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to enable indigenous capabilities?

At MSC, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic gives us the opportunity and impetus to turn the crisis into an opportunity by developing indigenous capabilities instead of flying in international consultants. After all, local experts may have more to offer than meets the eye.

Can digital approaches enable better access to formal financial services to MSMEs?

Financial institutions have a clear opportunity to enhance access to formal financial services for MSMEs. Let us examine from this blog whether digital approaches can give the needed access to MSMEs.

How can financial institutions use digital transformation to help MSMEs recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

This blog focus on how financial institutions can use digital transformation to help MSMEs recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many MSMEs are dying—can we realize the full potential of the digital revolution to save them?

This blog analyzes the existential crisis that is being faced by MSMEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and goes further to explore whether exploring the full potential of the digital revolution can save them.

The Corner Shop Diaries project: How small businesses in developing countries coped with the pandemic, helped the neighborhood to survive the lockdown, and embarked on the challenging journey to recovery

This blog offers a glimpse into the Corner Shop Diaries research in eight countries across Asia and Africa.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on low- and moderate-income (LMIs) populations and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)- Comparative report

This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on low- and moderate-income (LMIs) populations, and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and cash-in and cash-out (CICO) agents, in Asia and Africa, their coping strategies, and recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to support them.