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The GSMA Foundation

The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation Inc* was created in 2007 and brings together mobile operators, donors and the international development community in demonstrating the positive social impact of mobile technology.

The foundation has an independent board of directors, whose members are CEOs of GSMA member organisations as well as thought leaders from academia and business.

The GSMA Foundation provides resources and support to GSMA programmes in the vital areas of healthcare, agriculture, finance, digital identity, utilities and the inclusion of women and girls in the digital economy.

Read more about the Mobile for Development programmes.

*Referred to as “GSMA Foundation” throughout this website

GSMA Foundation Board Members



Dr. Nasser Marafih

Dr. Nasser Marafih

Group CEO, Ooredoo

Louise Easterbrook

Louise Easterbrook

Chief Financial Officer, GSMA

Mats Granryd

Mats Granryd

Director General, GSMA

Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah

Economist and Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University

Assad Jabre

Assad Jabre

former Acting Director, International Finance Corp (IFC)

Jamal Ibrahim

Jamal Ibrahim

President and Group CEO, Axiata