Greta Bull

Greta Bull

Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Greta Bull is the Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s work on Women’s Economic Empowerment, where she oversees a portfolio of investments covering gender data and evidence, women’s economic collectives (WECs) and livelihoods development for poor women. Prior to joining the foundation, Greta worked for 15 years at the World Bank Group, where she served for six years as the CEO of CGAP, a think tank focused on financial services for the poor housed in the World Bank.  Prior to that, she was a manager for Financial Institutions Advisory Services at the International Finance Corporation in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.  In those roles, she worked primarily on issues related to access to finance for the poor.

Ms. Bull has over 20 years of experience in development finance, focused on small and medium enterprise finance, microfinance, digital financial services, payments and livelihoods. She has worked with financial services providers, development partners and policy makers in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Her clients and partners have included banks, microfinance institutions, mobile network operators, fintechs and bigtechs.

Ms. Bull has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Washington.

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