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Chief of Party, USAID/Philippines’ E-PESO Activity Mamerto Tangonan

Mamerto Tangonan is a digital financial services expert with 20 years of experience in digital payments, including 12 years implementing financial inclusion projects across Southeast Asia and East Africa. His career spans financial services, mobile telecommunications, IT, and consulting industries. He is currently the chief of party of USAID/Philippines’ E-PESO activity. Prior to joining Chemonics in 2016, he has successfully led other projects funded by USAID, International Finance Corporation, and Mastercard Foundation, such as the Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (SIMM) and Agrifin Accelerate (AFA). His expertise includes operations, technology, business development and project management. Mr. Tangonan holds an Executive MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines.

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3 Questions with Mert Tangonan: Toward a Cashless Economy in the Philippines

Learn more about how e-payments promote economic growth in a Mert Tangonan’s video interview. Electronic payments go beyond mobile money, and include electronic funds transfers, credit card transactions, and more. What everyday challenges does the Philippines experience considering that only 2 percent of transactions fall under the umbrella of e-payments? What many people don’t realize is…