Faculty for: Savings and Transformation
Ms. Jacobs is the Director of MEDA’s Deposit Mobilization Team. Ruth is a seasoned banking professional with over 30 years of experience, building bank management capacity, retail, bank operations, MIS, and administrative management, board governance management, regulatory compliance and risk management, and strategic planning and project management.
Ruth has worked with MEDA since 2005 and has extensive experience in Asia and the Middle East as she has provided management expertise for deposit mobilization strategies in microfinance organizations in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Nepal, and the Philippines. Ruth has recently worked with KASHF, IMON, NRSP Al Amal, and BRAC on deposit mobilization and transformation. She has also provided advisory services to Card Bank, MISFA, and FMFI.
Ms. Jacobs has a BSc from Iowa State University and has attended and taught many banking seminars and training sessions.
"From the training I got new insights to achieve better results and I am very grateful to The MasterCard Foundation for the assistance to attend SAM, a rich course. Again, thank you."2010 participant