David Porteous, Senior Project Advisor

David Porteous has undertaken consultancy assignments in the areas of financial strategy and policy for a wide range of clients including public clients such as DFID, the World Bank, CGAP, and private clients including banking and telco groups. Prior to relocating to Boston in 2004, he was active in executive leadership roles in the development finance sector of South Africa with private and public financial institutions as well as FinMark Trust, an NGO involved in promoting financial inclusion policies and projects, and a public-private partnership which sought to promote low-income housing securitization. He has written several books including Banking on Change, a book which chronicles and analyzes changes in the retail financial sector of South Africa in the decade since democracy. David has a B.Comm from the University of Cape Town, an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D (Economics) from Yale University.