Konstantin Peric

Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Konstantin Peric

Speaker Bio


Kosta is a technologist, and his interests lie at the point of fusion between technology, payments and innovation.



He is deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the Level One Project initiative to foster deployment of digital platforms to serve the poor (http://leveloneproject.org).



Kosta is the Chair of the Board of the Mojaloop Foundation (http://mojaloop.io), which hosts the Mojaloop open-source software making it easy and free to interconnect payment systems. He also serves on the board of the InterLedger Foundation (http://interledger.org), the home of the open protocol for sending payments across the internet.



Previously, he was the co-founder and leader of Innotribe, the SWIFT initiative to enable collaborative innovation in the financial industry. At SWIFT, Kosta was also the chief architect of SWIFTNet, the backbone worldwide secure network currently connecting 8,000 banks and 1,000 corporations, and servicing daily the world economy.



He is the author of "The Castle And The Sandbox", a book explaining how to foster innovation in established systems and companies.