Michael Faye

Michael Faye is the President and co-founder of GiveDirectly, which has been ranked a top international charity by GiveWell, recognized by FastCompany as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in finance, and was said to be “sending shockwaves through the charity sector” by the Guardian.

Michael’s work on international development has been published in the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Foreign Affairs and he’s spoken extensively on development and philanthropy. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s community of Young Global Leaders, a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 leading Global Thinkers in 2013. He co-founded Segovia Technology (acquired in 2019 by Crown Agents Bank), which makes it easier for organizations to pay anyone, anytime, anywhere in the emerging markets, as well as Taptap Send, which is making consumer remittances cheaper and more convenient. Previous to that, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard, where he also studied Math and Classics.

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