Alison Eskesen

About Alison Eskesen
  • Asia Pacific Regional Director, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
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Alison Eskesen is the Asia Pacific Regional Director for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

Alison is a seasoned international development executive working nearly 20 years at the intersection of development and finance. In over thirty countries worldwide, she has built a track record of measurable results by cultivating strategic partnerships among governments, private banks and businesses, and donors. In her previous role, Alison was a Director at Grow Asia, a multi-stakeholder agriculture partnership catalyzed by the World Economic Forum and ASEAN Secretariat. Alison has also worked in impact investing and spent the majority of her career at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she mobilized domestic capital for local development projects by structuring and negotiating innovative financing mechanisms. She headed the business development team with a total portfolio of $2.8 billion. While at USAID Alison also created and managed development programs that strengthened urban governance and financed slum upgrading. Alison is an Advisory Board member for the Aspen Development Network Enterprises (ANDE) Southeast Asia chapter and the Commonwealth Bank WISE program. Alison holds a MA from Columbia University and a BA from Colgate University. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Paraguay.

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Big Data for Social Impact

04 Jun 2018

Read session notes here.  Session Description Big data exists in just about everything we use and do these days and the potential of using this Big data to harness greater social impact is enormous. Big Data can be used to…Read More

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