Tilman Ehrbeck directs several core initiatives at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that supports visionary entrepreneurs and their ideas to create opportunities for people to improve their lives.
Tilman brings a quarter century of experience in financial services and inclusive business to his role. Based in Washington, D.C., Tilman is responsible for teams that are advancing empowerment in the areas of financial inclusion and property rights. As the partner directing these areas, he oversees Omidyar Network’s investment relationships with a number of private and public sector organizations around the globe.
Before joining Omidyar Network, Tilman served as the CEO of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that share the common mission to advance financial inclusion. Prior to CGAP, Tilman was a partner at McKinsey & Company serving clients in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Tilman started his professional career at the International Monetary Fund. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Finance, as chair of the Advisory Council to the U.N. Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance in Development, and as a board observer to startup Tandem Bank in the UK.
A frequent speaker and writer on the topic of financial inclusion and inclusive business, Tilman holds a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (EUI) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg.