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About i2i

Learn more about the team and values that drive our work. Background, about us, i2i vision and mission, our work, team members, focus countries, advisory board and contact.

About us

insight2impact (i2i) is a global resource centre that seeks to improve financial inclusion through the smarter use of data.

Whether you are a financial service provider, policymaker or development partner, we aim to see you develop evidence-based, data-driven policies or client-centric products that are inclusive and impactful.

Why data?

Although increasing volumes of data – both internal (e.g. client transactional data) and external (e.g. alternative data from social media or geospatial data) – are becoming available, we are yet to fully capitalise on the power of that data to advance financial sector development and generate better financial inclusion and welfare outcomes.

How we contribute

The initiatives undertaken by i2i include:

Who we work with

We facilitate the data market and bridge the data gap to sustainably connect decision-makers with the data they need. We accomplish this by building on and showcasing the existing knowledge base of financial inclusion data and collaborating with a wide range of partners, including, individuals, companies, organisations, and other entities that are well-positioned to provide high-quality data solutions to financial service providers, policymakers, and other financial inclusion actors.

Launched in 2015, i2i is jointly hosted by Cenfri and FinMark Trust and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.


Meet the people that drive our work and promote our values.

Celina Lee Lead
Nkosi Ncube Application Lab, Head
Grant Robertson Data4FI, Head
Michael dos Santos Data Portal, Manager
Richard Chamboko Measurement, Manager
David Taylor Data4FI, GIS Specialist
Bobby Berkowitz Data4FI, Researcher
Dumisani Dube Application Lab, Associate
Benjamin Jourdan Measurement, Associate
Leonard Makuvaza Measurement, Researcher
Krista Nordin Client Insights, Associate
Damola Owolade Data4FI, Researcher
Shirley Jeoffreys-Leach Data4FI
Renée Hunter Client Insights, Researcher
Kate Rinehart Client Insights, Researcher
Petronella Tizora Data4FI, GIS
Mari-Lise du Preez Partnership Manager
David Saunders Knowledge Manager
Karen Kühlcke Content Curator
Amanda Schoeman Personal Assistant
Donna Johnson Programme Manager
Emily Westerlund M & E Officer

Advisory board

Meet the experts helping us navigate and respond to the dynamic external financial inclusion environment.

David Porteous
Leora Klapper
Fiona Greig
Gilbert Gnany
Gerhard Coetzee
Elisabeth Rhyne
Piyush Tantia
Henri Dommel


Please contact us at the details below if you have any questions about i2i and our work.

FinMark Trust

First Floor Block J East Central Park 400 16th Road (cnr New Road) Randjespark (Midrand) +27 11 315 9197


The Vineyards Office Estate Farm Farm 1, Block A Building 99 Jip de Jager Drive Bellville, Cape Town +27 21 913 9510