SME Finance Forum
United States of America
SME FINANCE FORUM
More than 96% of the world’s economy is driven by SMEs. 200 million businesses worldwide need financing to invest, grow and create new jobs. There are institutions all over the world that support SMEs, but one institution has been globally recognised for doing more than simply producing reports. Every year the SME Finance Forum brings together policymakers to find better solutions for SME Finance. The Forum was established in 2012 by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion as a knowledge centre for data, research and the promotion of best practice. Supporting SMEs globally, the SME Finance Forum sets an outstanding example for all NGOs.
Matthew Gamser is CEO of the SME Finance Forum, the world’s leading center for knowledge exchange, good practice promotion and networking for the finance industry in this field. Dr. Gamser has over 35 years’ experience in private enterprise and financial sector development. He has worked for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, for 13 years in various positions from Washington, DC, and Hong Kong. Prior to that he spent 25 years in management consulting and in senior leadership in an international NGO. He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, and M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees from Sussex University (UK).