Director of Innovation, innovationXchange, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | DFAT Indo-Pacific Development Prize Judge
Matt Steine is Director of Innovation for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange. Matt leads the portfolios for impact investing, entrepreneurship, and technology within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade's Innovationxchange. Previous to his work at DFAT, Matt developed a social enterprise, (enable community), which was a partnership with vodafone and opportunity international, getting refurbished phones to micro-entrepreneurs in the Philippines for them to use to sell e-top ups. He then moved to mobile industry association, developing the business case framework for mobile operators to refocus on women in emerging markets. This work at the GSMA led to the mobile identity programme, then to Facebook with internet.org. Matt lives with his wife and 3 young boys in Canberra, Australia.