Nicholas P. Sullivan is co-author of Money, Real Quick: Kenya’s Mobile-Money Innovation (Guardian Books, 2012), focusing on Safaricom’s M-PESA mobile-money service. He is also author of You Can Hear Me Now: How Microloans and Cell Phones Are Connecting the World’s Poor to the Global Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2007), which focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries. He is co-author (with Fletcher Professor Jeswald Salacuse) of “Do BITs Really Work: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Their Grand Bargain” (Harvard International Law Journal, 2007, and Oxford University Press, 2009).
Sullivan is Publisher of Innovations: Technology/Governance/Globalization (MIT Press), a quarterly journal that promotes “entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges” with first-person case studies written by entrepreneurs. Previously, Sullivan was a founding partner of the Global Frontier Fund, a private equity fund-of-funds for frontier markets; VP/Editor-in-Chief of Inc.com, a sister company to Inc. magazine; and VP/Editor-in-Chief of Home Office Computing, where he wrote the long-running Workstyles column.
Sullivan is co-leader (with CEME Senior Fellow Kim Wilson) of The Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion, an innovative residency program designed for central bankers from emerging and frontier markets funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sullivan has been a Bellagio Fellow (winter 2011), a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship (2007/8), and a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein Center (2008), as well as a recipient of grants from the John Templeton Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. He is a graduate of Harvard University and The Fletcher School.