Laura French

Program Manager, Financial Inclusion

Laura French manages a portfolio of Mastercard Foundation’s financial inclusion projects across Africa. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Senior Investment Officer with the African Development Bank financial institutions investment team in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She has also worked as an economist and financial analyst for various organizations in the private and public, including at the World Bank and the Ontario Government. Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, a Masters in Environmental Resource Management from Vrije Universiteit, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from SOAS University of London.