Mark Wensley

Associate Director,
MasterCard Foundation

Mark Wensley is an Associate Director at the MasterCard Foundation, where he leads two technical expertise groups focused on Inclusive Digital Economies in Africa and Market Linkage. These groups support the development of country strategy and proposal development. He also oversees the management of two existing Financial Inclusion initiatives: Next Generation Financial Services and Rural and Agricultural Finance. He has worked in the financial inclusion space for over 15 years, during which time he has focused on scaling technology-enabled and market-based solutions to meet the financial needs of low income households. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mark advised impact investors and was the Global Selection Manager for Unitus, where he led the creation of new partnerships to provide catalytic investment capital and advisory to high-growth microfinance institutions. He has worked in Asia, Africa and North America. Mark holds a Master’s of Economics of Development from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Canada.