Wameek Noor works with the Technology and Business Model Innovation Team. His responsibilities include helping manage the Applied Product Innovation (API) work stream, for which he collaborates with banks, mobile network operators, technology companies, and CGAP's strategic partners to design and develop commercially viable financial products that reach significant scale in terms of customer usage and adoption.
Prior to CGAP, Noor was a consultant to both the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and the Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD) network of the World Bank. At the World Bank he frequently trained senior public sector regulators and co-authored numerous publications on mobile money, technology-enabled international remittances, and other innovative financial services. At AFI, he played a key role in AFI's strategy for the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and AFI’s Pacific Islands Working Group, fostering discussions with South Pacific Countries to help them better understand innovative financial products and risk based regulatory approaches.
Before the World Bank, Noor worked with Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, where he was extensively involved in using microfinance to spearhead technology-driven development projects through mobile phones, the Internet, and solar technology. He has also worked at the Corporate Executive Board, a strategy consulting firm. Noor is a graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University with a master of arts degree in economics and international development, and Vassar College, with a bachelor's degree in economics.