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Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn is a co-founder and CEO of Boost, with a mission to power growth for the 100 million underserved entrepreneurs in Africa's informal economy who are creating sustainable jobs and income for the future.

Prior to Boost, Mike was a co-founder and CEO of Zoona, one of Africa's earliest fintechs. During his 10-year tenure, Zoona processed $2.5 billion of transactions, generated $26 million in income for 3,000 micro-entrepreneurs across Zambia and Malawi, and raised $35 million in investment. In 2015, Zoona was recognized by the Nike Foundation and Unreasonable Institute as part of the Girl Effect Accelerator for helping girls out of poverty. For his leadership, Mike was awarded the Accion 2017 Edward W. Claugus Award for Leadership and Innovation in Financial Inclusion along with one of the Schwab Foundation's 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Mike holds an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, along with an MSc in Management Development from the London School of Economics and a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He grew up in Calgary and has lived in Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, and the UK. He has an amazing wife and two awesome kids, and loves to hike, run, mountain bike, and play guitar.