Tilman directs the Financial Inclusion initiative at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that supports visionary entrepreneurs and their ideas to create opportunities for people to improve their lives.
Tilman brings a quarter century of experience in financial services and inclusive business to his role. As the partner directing the Financial Inclusion initiative, he oversees Omidyar Network’s investment relationships with a number of private and public sector organizations around the globe.
Before joining Omidyar Network, Tilman served as the CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that share the common mission to advance financial inclusion. Prior to CGAP, Tilman was a partner at McKinsey & Company serving clients in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Tilman started his professional career at the International Monetary Fund. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Finance, as chair of the Advisory Council to the U.N. Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance in Development, and as a board member of several Omidyar Network portfolio companies within the Financial Inclusion Initiative.
A frequent speaker and writer on the topic of financial inclusion and inclusive business, Tilman holds a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (EUI) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg.