Based in Nairobi, William Cook works on payments systems, interoperability in digital financial services, and the development of CGAP’s learning agendas across Africa and Asia. Before joining CGAP, Mr. Cook worked as an independent consultant to digital financial services clients across South Asia and the Middle East. He has worked on business models for over-the-top services, open data, and digital advocacy for refugee populations.
He also spent six years with Ernst & Young LLP, working across the firm’s data analytics, advisory, and audit practices for financial services clients.
Mr. Cook is a Certified Public Accountant. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.