David Cracknell

Global Technical Director

David Cracknell is MSC’s Global Technical Director. He has over two decades of experience in financial inclusion, banking, and enterprise development. His technical work focuses on developing and designing solutions for deposit mobilization and digital finance, leading the advisory team to Equity Bank in Kenya, and contributing to Safaricom’s M-PESA pilot test between 2005 and 2006.

David’s work has included policy and regulation advisory services, strategic and institutional reviews, market research, pilot testing, delivery channel diagnostics, service delivery, and writing on microfinance and banking. He has experience in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

David has worked as Program Director for the Austria/CGAP/DFID/Ford Foundation/Norad UNDP-funded USD-6-million MSC project in East and Southern Africa. The project played a key role in encouraging a more market-led approach to delivering financial services.

David has authored numerous technical papers and articles that have contributed to multiple MSC tools and training courses.

Before joining MSC, David worked for The Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh that informs and implements enterprise development initiatives with the large development institutions in Bangladesh. David is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of Sinhalese and French. David has a Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Financial Management from the University of Sri Jayawadenapura, Sri Lanka, membership from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Degree in Economics from the University of Leicester, the UK