The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 24 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 13-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world.
Adrian Mattmann is driven by the quest of how digital financial services lead to financial inclusion. As a Mercator Fellow, he specializes on mobile financial services in emerging markets including mobile payment, credit and insurance solutions. Previously, Adrian has gained professional experience at an insurance provider, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs in Canada and a think-tank on foreign policy both in Belgium and Switzerland. He holds a Master's degree in Finance from the University of Bern with distinction and a Master in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.