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Oltac Unsal

infoDev/The World Bank Group
Senior Advisor
Oltac Unsal advises governments and various groups at the World Bank on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. An expert on and a practitioner of innovative financing methods, Oltac previously led infoDev's (a global multi-donor innovation, technology and entrepreneurship program in the World Bank Group) global financing programs. Under his leadership, infoDev started its related programs and became a thought leader in the development community through innovative financing facilities such as accelerators, angel co-investment facilities, crowdfunding and other technical assistance for especially technology entrepreneurs. Oltac has also been active in the educational technology area for IFC (eg. Coursera). He currently sits on the boards of various ed tech startups and is an adviser to George Mason University Education Design Lab in Washington DC. Oltac has been angel investor in the US and globally with over 25 investments, a semiconductor and software entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and held a variety of executive with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse before joining the World Bank. Oltac holds an MBA from Stanford University, BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from Whitman College, and pursued Intellectual Property LLM at UW Law School.