Salah Goss

Senior Vice President, International Markets for Financial Inclusion, Mastercard

Salah Goss is a financial inclusion expert specializing in digital solutions. She is currently senior vice president, running international markets for financial inclusion at Mastercard, based in Nairobi. Salah holds three process and technology patents, representing her contribution to the development of innovative digital solutions while at Mastercard. Salah previously worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where she focused on innovative business models for mobile-enabled financial products Salah has coauthored numerous articles, including an article on financial inclusion featured in the World Economic Forum, “The Mobile Financial Services Development Report 2011.” In 2007, Salah was recognized as a National Security and Education Program David L. Boren Fellow and in 2016 Salah became a fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Most recently in 2019, Salah was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Social Intrapreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.