Ali Schmidt-Fellner

Ali Schmidt-Fellner

Vice President, Insights

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Ali Schmidt-Fellner leads the knowledge management efforts at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. In this capacity, she manages key think tank relationships, develops cutting-edge research agendas, and builds the Center’s knowledge assets on the future of financial inclusion, the digital economy, and inclusive economic mobility. 

Prior to joining the Center, Ali worked for the World Bank’s Disruptive Technologies for Development division and the Global Wildlife Program. She has also worked for Andela, where she expanded workforce development programs for software developers across Africa, and she has served as a research analyst at the Institute for Business in the Global Context at The Fletcher School. 

Ali has a master’s in international business from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.A. in international affairs from Colby College. She currently serves as a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council.