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Kosta Peric

Deputy Director

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

(United States)

Kosta Peric is a technologist, and his interests lie at the point of fusion between technology, finance 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 payment platforms to serve the poor (, and the open source Mojaloop software (

He serves on boards of philanthropic and technology companies who help inspire generosity and purpose in support of the poor.

Previously, he was the co-founder and leader of Innotribe, the SWIFT initiative to enable collaborative innovation in the financial industry. At SWIFT, he 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.