Digital Frontiers Appoints Xavier Martin as Chief Operating Officer as of 1 January 2024

Digital Frontiers is pleased to announce the appointment of Xavier Martin as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

Xavier Martin, who has been serving as DFI Division Director at Digital Frontiers since November 2016, brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in leadership and strategic management. His impressive career includes roles such as Interim Commercial Vice President at Unión Andina, SA, where Xavier led a team of 30 commercial and operations officers, overseeing offices in New York and Miami.  

For over 10 years Xavier Martin served as a Development Finance Consultant. In this role, he functioned as an Advisory Board Member and Consultant for at EA Consultants as well as consulted for renowned institutions such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Labor Organisation, Shorebank International, and the Microfinance Information Exchange. Xavier played a pivotal role in analysing and evaluating financial institutions’ operations, conducting market studies, and developing business cases in over 15 countries.  

Xavier Martin also served as the Coordinator of the International Microfinance Programme at Un Sól Mon Foundation from 2003 to 2005. Xavier Martin’s rich and diverse professional background also includes his role as an Analyst at Caixa Catalunya from 1995 to 2002. 

 “Xavier joined us in 2016 and has since been exposed to most operational areas of our business – from product development to programme delivery and student and course operations. This broad exposure and Xaviers leadership and creative problem-solving abilities places him well to lead the overall operations of our business,” says Gavin Krugel, Co-founder, and Chief Executive Officer at Digital Frontiers.  

When asked about his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Xavier shares, “I am honoured to lead alongside such a talented team, and I look forward to the journey ahead as we continue to achieve excellence together.”   

About: Digital Frontiers   

Established in 2015, Digital Frontiers (DF) is a not-for-profit capacity building specialist headquartered in Africa and focused on building human capacity aligned with achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. To date, DF has built and implemented comprehensive capacity building programmes that support the acceleration of global initiatives in digital financial services and financial inclusion, gender equality, digital health, and inclusive digital economies.  


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