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Peter Bladin

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Peter most recently served as Executive Vice President of Programs and Regions at Grameen Foundation, and was Founding Director of the Grameen Foundation Technology Center. Under his leadership, the Technology Center led the microfinance industry in driving relevant and appropriate technology innovation, creating information and communications initiatives that continue to benefit the world's poorest.

Peter was a founding member of the MTN-Village Phone board, the first public-private partnership to extend telecommunications access to the rural poor. He is a frequent speaker at international telecommunications and microfinance conferences, and is an executive board member of the International Telecommunications Union Connect the World initiative. Peter is also actively involved with various Seattle-based non-profits, including Global Partnerships and Social Venture Partners. Before joining Grameen Foundation, Peter worked for Microsoft for more than 10 years, managing various projects and departments during his tenure. He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.