Jeanette Thomas is a communications advisor for the SME Finance Forum and the Founder and CEO of Developing Stories, a company that produces video documentaries of people living in developing and emerging economies. An award-winning TV and radio producer with more than 25 years’ experience, she has produced radio documentaries, talk shows, TV news, and short-form films, working in over 70 countries. Following more than a decade working for the BBC in London and Washington D.C., she served for over eight years as a senior manager and communications adviser at the World Bank. There she created a world-class multimedia presence for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and led a team of communications professionals responsible for all aspects of digital strategy, content, positioning, branding, and messaging. She has a Ph.D. from Oxford University.