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President of the GSMA Foundation

Lawrence Yanovitch is the President of the GSMA Foundation. He formulates and implements goals and objectives to advance the Foundation’s long term plans.

Lawrence was previously an officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he managed a portfolio of investments in financial services for the unbanked. Prior to that, Lawrence has a long career in microfinance and philanthropy. He is a former member of the management team at FINCA and of the faculty of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.