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
A Critical Review of Savings Services in Africa and Elsewhere
This paper reviews what motivates poor people to save and how MFIs might assist, while still retaining the MFIs’ focus on profitable operations and on sustainability.
Use and Impact of Savings Services Among the Poor in Uganda
This report shares findings that improve knowledge and understanding of how poor people in Uganda save with the informal mechanisms like banks, moneylenders, pawnbrokers, money guards, deposit collectors, ROSCAs, ASCAs
Replication: Regressive reproduction or progressive evolution?
Increasing numbers of organizations are “replicating” the programs of successful MicroFinance Institutions (MFIs). These strengths are also weaknesses, since the models being replicated require modification for adaptation to local conditions.