Frank McCosker is General Manager of Affordable Access and Smart Financing in Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiatives. He is responsible for designing and implementing affordable access projects in many countries on the African continent utilizing new technologies including TV White Spaces and dynamic spectrum allocation. He is also finding new and smart ways to make access to finance more affordable for the ICT ecosystem in African countries.
Frank McCosker joined Microsoft’s East European Headquarters in 1997 and during his 7 years with in CEE Region he successfully guided Microsoft in carrying out key public sector-related development projects. In 1999 he was promoted to General Manager of Microsoft Bulgaria and spent one year setting up the subsidiary in Sofia, where he assisted the Bulgarian government in initiating strategic public sector reform projects.
As recognition of his achievements, Frank McCosker was named Director and later General Manager of Microsoft’s East European Headquarters in Munich, Germany, in 2000. For the next four years he was responsible for the overall East European Sales, Marketing and Services business and managed the Headquarters team.
From 2004 until 2013 he held the role of Global Managing Director, Global Strategic Accounts, Multilateral Organisations for Microsoft with responsibility for Microsoft’s engagement with multilateral organisations United Nations, NATO, European Institutions, World Bank including all the International Financial Institutions, Intergovernmental Organisations and the bilateral providers of Official Development Assistance (ODA).