Paris Fintech Forum Communities


Matthew Gamser



United States



Matthew Gamser is CEO of the SME Finance Forum, a center for knowledge exchange, good practice promotion and networking, managed by IFC for the G-20 countries’ Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.  He has over 35 years’ experience in private enterprise and financial sector development.  He has worked with commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions in broadening and deepening services to households and enterprises previously lacking formal finance.  He has worked with governments and policy-makers on improving the enabling environment and infrastructure for financial sector development, with a focus on financial inclusion and on the role of the financial sector in mitigating the effects of climate change.  He has worked for IFC for over 11 years in various positions.   He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, and M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees from Sussex University (UK), where his work focused on the management of technological change.