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Melissa Frakman

Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group



Melissa Frakman is an emerging markets fintech investor and strategy advisor to Fortune 500 and high-growth private companies. She is Senior Director at Albright Stonebridge Group, the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm serving clients in 110 countries. During 12 years driving global business with a focus on emerging technology, Melissa’s roles have included Vice President of North America Operations for Indian ecommerce company Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon) and Director of the U.S.-India Business Council where she launched the U.S.-India Electronic Payments Working Group in 2013 to progress the fintech ecosystem in India including MasterCard, Visa, Equifax, First Data, Western Union, American Express, PayPal, and initiated a mobile wallet partnership now serving 5MM+ transactions daily. A recognized expert on international financial services issues, Melissa has been guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Electronic Transactions Association, the National Venture Capital Association, Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, and cited by the Financial Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a mentor at 1776 Global Incubator and Village Capital's U.S. Fintech Program as well as advisor to Cornell Business School’s Emerging Markets Institute. Melissa is advisor to PayMart India, a leading mPOS startup.