Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT - where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits) currently at Bamboo Capital Partners). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS Group.eu) - a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of The FinTech Revolution and Talents & Rebels and fluent in 5 languages.
Member of the Academic Advisory Body at INATBA
Josina Rodrigues is the first holder of a blockchain PhD in Portugal. Before starting her thesis in 2016, as an economist, she worked for over 20 years in the corporate world as a Marketing & Finance Director and as a Consultant & Advisor for several enterprises based in Latin America and Europe. Josina is currently a Blockchain and Digital Transformation Expert and a member of the United Gulf Industrial Consortia, trainer at Blockchain SVCS, consultant for Kivachain and Juubix, as well as a lecturer in the digital economy and an advisor for different structures. Additionally, Josina is a member of the Academic Advisory Body at INATBA (International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications), where she supported the MICA, the Policy Position on Market in Crypto-Assets.
Centre Head // Bank for International Settlements
Francesca Hopwood-Road joined to lead the BIS Innovation Hub London Centre in February 2022. She previously headed up the Financial Conduct Authority’s RegTech and SupTech programme of work, leading a department of 50 data scientists, engineers, technologists and business change and comms specialists. In this role, she created a diverse and inclusive culture enabling the identification and exploration of cutting edge data science techniques and their application to financial services regulation including the world first Digital Sandbox and suite of SupTech tools. She was the inaugural Chair of the GFIN’s RegTech & SupTech programme, judged at international TechSprints and drove the vision and execution of the Global Women’s Economic Empowerment TechSprint (2021).
Prior to this she worked in a variety of roles at the FCA, leading the development and delivery of new areas of work including developing early identification and insight functions. Earlier in her career she worked in the public and private sector on issues around financial capability and inclusion from both the policy and delivery perspective.
She holds a MSc in Global Politics from Birkbeck, University of London and a BA in Politics from the University of Durham.
Associate Dean, Lagos Business School
Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems with almost three decades experience in the IT and financial services industry and is a passionate advocate for digital transformation and inclusive finance. Her research and practice engagements involve policy and strategic management interventions towards digitally transformed businesses and society.
Professor David-West is Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School (LBS), the premier business school in Nigeria and sits on the school’s Management Board. She leads the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) initiative, a research and advocacy initiative dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Olayinka has expert certifications in financial inclusion policy and digital money, is a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria and a member of the African Women in Finance and Payments. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and the academic advocate to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She is also a qualified practitioner of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).
She mentors young women in STEM, and was featured on the Tech Women of Lagos exhibition, listed among the Leading Women in Nigeria’s Financial Technology Industry and profiled on FintechTimes as a leading financial inclusion in Africa expert.
Professor David-West holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School, and an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London.
CEO // FSD Zambia
Ms. Wilkinson provides innovative leadership in international financial markets, rural finance,
gender, and inclusive growth with a lifetime commitment to poverty reduction, climate change
issues, and social inclusion. She has enabled innovative and successful global policy reform,
advocacy, and field project success among public, private, nonprofit, and donor actors on four
continents in 28 countries. Engaging regularly with Ministers, central bank Governors, and global
leaders, she uses a participatory, inclusive style to successfully engage champions and produce
sustainable results. She speaks and writes globally and locally on collaboration, financial inclusion,
and technology. She has built, managed, and graduated high-performance multinational teams,
networks, and Boards for over 30 years. She is currently the CEO of FSD Zambia.
Economist, and a Digital Finance Expert
Dr. Mark Yama Tampuri Jnr, an Economist, and a Digital Finance Expert have been a noteworthy leader as a development practitioner for years. He is credited with scholastically contributing to research and consulting on financial inclusion, public policy, and economic development issues.
Currently, a Research fellow, Dr. Tampuri holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering (Economic Systems Analysis and Management) and also is a Certified Digital Finance Practitioner. He has a particular interest in Gender and governance issues. Dr. Tampuri is a Fellow of the Fletcher Leadership Programme for Financial Inclusion, Fletcher School at Tufts University, USA. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultants, USA.
Founder and Executive Director - Africa Digital Rights Hub
Teki Akuetteh is an ICT/Telecom Lawyer, a Privacy/Data Protection Consultant and Senior Partner at a law firm based in Accra, Ghana. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Africa Digital Rights Hub, a member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, and a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development. Previously, Teki has worked for the Government of Ghana in the development of several key legislations for the ICT sector including the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843), Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775), and Electronic Transactions Act, 2012 (Act 772). She was also the first Executive Director of the Data Protection Commission of Ghana. Teki holds an LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science from the University of Ghana (Legon), Accra – Ghana.
Credit Information Specialist // International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Collen Masunda is a Credit Information Specialist at the IFC, supporting the Credit Infrastructure Global team since 2018. In this role, he provides credit information and data analytics advisory technical assistance. He is also the Deputy Secretariat of the International Committee on Credit Reporting (ICCR), the only recognized standard-setting body in credit reporting.
He has over a decade prior experience in central banking covering bank supervision; risk management, credit infrastructure; fintech; financial inclusion; policy formulation and implementation.
Collen holds a Master of Commerce in Development from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and is Chartered Certified Accountant. He also holds Graduate certificates in Applied Business Analytics and Project Management from Boston University.
Director at Aperio Strategy and Executive Board Member International RegTech Association
Richard Maton is Director at Aperio Strategy and Executive Board Member International RegTech Association
Advisor to scaling early-stage firms, deep-tech venture builders and accelerators. Working with policymakers, regulators, global financial institutions, and technology providers to develop an industry blueprint for the digital optimisation of risk and compliance processes. Mentor at Allen and Overy's Fuse tech innovation space. Founder of the Financial Institution Innovation Network (FIIN) of multi-disciplinary practitioners supporting industry-led data science and innovation initiatives. Executive Board Member for the International RegTech Association. Founding team member for behavioural analytics firm Sybenetix, sold to Nasdaq. Held global roles in commercialising data warehousing and technology transformation in multiple industries. Delivered public/private sector-funded programmes for government.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Reginal Bryant has over 20 years of experience leading Business transformational initiatives enabled by Information Technology Operations, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, and Systems Engineering & Development.
He is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Prior to the Federal Reserve, Reginal was a Major in the US Air Force, serving in Cybersecurity and Technology leadership roles worldwide.
Reginal earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and master’s degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) - Bowie State. In 2018, Reginal completed Harvard Business School’s 25th General Management Program.
SAZ Director General
Eve has been the Director General of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe since 2008. She holds a number of leadership roles in society. In 2020, Eve was elected to serve on ISO Council from 2021-2023. She is passionate about women and is the Regional Gender Champion for Africa and the Arab States for the global Standardisation body.
Eve is past President of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) having served the organisation from 2016-2019 and still serves on ARSO Council as ARSO champion for Southern Africa. In partnership with ARSO and IEEE-SA, Eve is Chairing the 4th Industrial Revolution Standardisation Strategy for Africa (A4IR), a project to support digital transformation of the continent under the single AfCFTA market. Eve serves on the Board of BancABC Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee. Eve is Vice Chair of ZIMCODE Trust an organisation that developed the National Code on Corporate Governance for Zimbabwe and launch in 2014. In her spare time, Eve supports, mentors and empowers disadvantaged girls in society in her capacity as Chairman of Rafiki Girls Centre a charitable organisation based in Harare. She is a member of Rotary Club of Harare CBC.
Expert in the banking, finance and securities sector // Founder of Fintech Risk Managers Network (FRIMAN)
Oluwatobi Towoju is a seasoned expert in the banking, finance and securities sector. His experience spans a wide range of areas, including internal control, compliance, audit, governance, and risk management. His fascination with process automation led Oluwatobi to become interested in introducing technology into risk management which fueled the decision to found the Fintech Risk Managers Network (FRIMAN). FRIMAN is a growing community of professional risk managers operating within the African FINTECH space. It is a volunteer group of risk industry professionals whose mission is to promote sound risk management standards and practices within the financial technology ecosystem.
CFO of Paycode (Pty) Ltd
Grant is the CFO of Paycode (Pty) Ltd, a leading fintech company specializing in financial inclusion, with the goal of bringing financial services to the 1.7 billion unbanked people globally. Paycode has already onboarded over 5 million people in 8 countries, and is rapidly expanding into new markets, reaching those in even the deepest rural areas.
Prior to Paycode, he completed 6 years’ service at the South African Reserve Bank, including a year as the Acting Group CFO, responsible for the financial reporting of the SARB, the CFOs of the currency producing subsidiaries, the transactional banking function performed for government, SARB procurement, and others. He was also the Public Officer of the SARB, Principal Officer of the SARB Retirement Fund, and Deputy to the Group CFO. He served on a number of committees including the Fintech Steerco, Architecture steerco and IT steerco.
Grant brings the unique perspective of having served organisations as both the regulator and the regulated. He is driven by his passion for financial inclusion and leading technologies, and how these can work together to solve the challenges faced in including the underserved members of society.
CEO // DEEP Ecosystems
Thomas is building ecosystems in Europe since more than 10 years. He has set up and run numerous
international startup programs, including for Microsoft Ventures in Germany and EIT Digital in pre-
seed stage in 20 countries in CEE and Southern Europe. As managing director of DEEP, he is co-
creating a global community of innovation leaders and ecosystem builders.
Social Entrepreneur,// Speaker
Jonathan B. Mugisa is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Double Awarded Consultant & Business Coach working with Telecom multinationals and Management Consulting Companies in Canada. Jonathan’s expertise ranges across entrepreneurship and Business coaching, strategic planning, organization design and transformation, and leadership development. His industry experience encompasses marketing and sales, management consulting and nonprofit across Africa and North-America.
In addition to his tenure at Spears Connect Group as the Group CEO, Jonathan has worked with an extensive number of organizations including UN- SDSN, Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), All Trust Consult (Rwanda), Africa Youth Leadership Forum (Great-lakes and East-African Countries), AspireOne Mentorship, etc serving in business development and marketing roles responsible to heighten organizational outcomes by optimizing the human capital and the target population. His portfolio include Government institutions, Universities, early stage start-ups, multinational corporations; his clientele spans from Japan to Canada via Africa, Europe and the United States.
Jonathan is a Hansen Leadership Institute’s Fellow, as well as Robert Bosch Stiftung Alumnus, Ashoka Fellow, Department of State’s Young African Leadership Initiative’s Alumnus, etc.
As an Educator, primarily, Jonathan’s work has been to use entrepreneurship as a peace-building method in the Great-Lakes region for the past 7 years, empowering youths to step to the forefront of positive change, creating and running social entrepreneurial ventures, and promoting social inclusion and diversity, amounting to about 250.000 people from about 35 countries.
As a sought-after Speaker, Jonathan has spoken to audiences going from the Harvard University, US Embassy in Burundi, University of San Diego, to several international conferences and speaks to companies/organizations from Japan to North-America.
Based in British Columbia, Canada; Jonathan works in multiple capacities helping organizations maximize on the multicultural market and workforce Canada is known for since 2019, earning him double Awards as the Consultant of the year 2019 and 2020. Besides, Jonathan advises startups and has invested in couple of tech startups in Africa.
Cultural Influencer | Community Advocate | The Connector
Edidiong Obot is a proud first generation Nigerian–American with strong cultural ties that impact her community and influences cultural awareness. With her enthusiasm to link communities with equitable resources while spreading cultural awareness, she is constantly connecting the dots in the community through advocacy, social impact, and community engagement. Featured as a cultural influencer and community advocate by various outlets and publications from the National Action Network (NAN) to TEDxAlief and VoyageHouston Magazine, she is committed to ensuring that there is a positively progressive impact in the community. Edidiong is an
internationally recognized speaker who has spoken on various platforms including South Africa’s Dream Academy Leadership Summit and other conferences where her talks range from grassroots organizing to empowerment and leadership. She has also moderated various panel discussions including the AWO Center Huemankind Festival, the Society for African in the Diaspora (SAiD) Library literary discussion, and more.
In addition, she impacts the lives of young leaders by sharing cross-cultural organizing tools that encourage civic engagement on issues that affect their community and how to get involved at a local, national, and international level.
Edidiong has served in various leadership roles impacting the presence of minorities in advocacy, cultural, arts, and S.T.E.M. arts spaces ranging from the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals to the City of Sugar Land Cultural Arts Division. She is amongst The Memorial Foundation (TMF), builders of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 2021 inaugural
class of the Social Justice Fellows Program as part of the Foundation’s commemoration of the Martin Luther King Memorial’s 10th anniversary. Edidiong is also a part of the 2021 inaugural City of Houston Complete Communities University cohort. Edidiong was honoured with the 2021 Top 20 Rising Star Award by the Professional Association of Young Africans. In addition, she was recently recognized in the 2021 African-American Marketing Association’s 50+ Black Market on the Rise in Influencers and Media Innovators Category. She was also recognized in the 2020 Who’s Who in the Nigerian Diaspora, 2020 Marquis Who's Who in America, Who’s Who in Black Houston, and honored as being amongst the Top Rising Africans Star Award Under 40 by the Young African Professionals. Edidiong is an alumna of Texas Southern University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Toxicology. She is known for "Connecting the Dots in the Community" through her core C.L.A.S.S.E. values which stands for: Culture, Lifestyle, Advocacy, Spiritual Empowerment, Strategy, Engagement. She utilizes C.L.A.S.S.E. to empower, spread awareness, and promote culture while impacting the community. She currently serves as a Public Servant in local government as a Community Engagement Coordinator where she utilizes her training and experience to organize around various community issues centered around equity in underserved and marginalized communities.
Director, Medical Information Evofem Biosciences, California.
Dr. Udeme Asuamah is a medical information strategist with over 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Udeme's expertise includes skillful leadership roles at Evofem, Exelixis, Roche-Genentech, Medignar Consulting, and Johnson & Johnson.
Over the years of her career, Udeme has enabled consumer-focused medical communication compliant with regulations. In addition, Udeme led teams to develop and implement medical communication products and managed cross-functional teams delivering retail healthcare services.
On a personal note, Udeme enjoys motivational speaking and is passionate about people and community development. During a sabbatical in 2015, Udeme spent time in Lagos, Nigeria, investigating the delivery of health information to patients. The project included interviews with the healthcare community of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical sales and medical departments and creating a visual catalog of pharmaceutical brands available in the Lagos market.
Head of the Atlas Center for the Analysis of Political and Institutional Indicators // Kingdom of Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco
Head of the Atlas Center for the Analysis of Political and Institutional Indicators
Academic and Panelist in public law.
Expert in international relations and international law.
Consultant for organizations and think tanks.
Certified political analyst with Moroccan and international TV channels
Consultant agricultural engineer
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Chief Digital Officer | Fintech and Digital Transformation Advisor Founder – Fintech Bazaar
Multi-faceted information technology professional with more than 20 years of extensive experiences in different industries and business segments, financial services (conventional, Islamic), conglomerate, real estate, consulting/advisory services and software services, attaining 15 years’ experience as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CXO advisor in leading organisations in GCC. Demonstrated success leading and fostering teams in completing major business and digital transformation programs conforming to unique and challenging goals and timelines while keeping Customer Experience CX and Innovations as a key pillar. Solid background and knowledge in Technology, different business industries, Financial services as well as strategic management. Charted success constructing the IT organization and systems of four Islamic financial services Banking start-ups in MENA as well the first conversion ever for conventional to Islamic Bank. Nominated as one of the top 50 CIO’s in Middle East at the IDC CIO Summit 2021, top 50 Digital leaders in Middle East CXO50 by CXO insights Middle east in 2020, top 50 CIO’s in the Middle East by CNME magazine in 2012, and as Manchester Business School Distinguished Ambassador of the Middle East Centre where obtained MBA degree focusing on strategy management. Distinguished speaker at major regional and international conferences about Fintech, Proptech and disruptive technologies Blockchain, AI, IOT and Big Data, as well one of the main Fintech and Digital Banking contributors in the Middle East through TV and business portals interviews, and member of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) Fintech Working Group (FWG). Proven technology leader equipped with advanced communication and interpersonal skills, fluent in both English and Arabic. Technically proficient in multiple back office solutions, core banking, ERP, digital platforms and digital solutions spanning across different industries
MBA, CAMS, CAFP, CTCE, CCRS Director of Crypto Risk CipherTrace, a Mastercard Company
In his current role, Rob leads a team within the Financial Investigations business line of CipherTrace to monitor and communicate global regulatory developments, develop and deliver training content for financial institutions, and support internal product teams. Prior to his current role, Rob worked at the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City (four years) and San Francisco (six years). At the Federal Reserve, he was deeply involved in supervision for entities engaged in digital asset and financial technology activities and has extensive experience leading BSA/AML/Sanctions Compliance regulatory engagements for global financial institutions. In addition to working for the Federal Reserve, Rob also worked for two banking organizations for over six years in a variety of operational and leadership roles. Rob attained an MBA from Baker University and a BS from Doane University. In 2021, he successfully completed the Wharton’s Executive Education Fintech Revolution certification. In 2013, he completed the Federal Reserve’s Safety & Soundness Commission. He also achieved CAMS, CAFP, CCRS, and CTCE certifications.
Vice President, Digital Finance Practitioners Ghana.
Kojo Dougan is an experienced Business Operations & Strategy Executive with a passion for skills
development, mentoring and a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and
He is a Certified Solutions Provider with 20 years’ experience in developing iterations and strategizing
technology solutions for the private sector and is recognized for leadership strategies, building
relationships and planning useful digital finance solutions for financial inclusion providers and dedicated
to efficiency, entrepreneurship and long-term results.
Kojo has been Advisor to a number of fintechs and startups with the responsibility of ensuring best
practice approach and developing frictionless user experience modules in digital channels.
In 2019, he coached 2 startups to win first and second place in the Ghana Innovation Hub Innovate
Ghana competition. In 2020 he coached Oniocha to win and represent Ghana at the MEST Africa
In 2020, Kojo was Consultant to Pezesha Africa, a Kenya based fintech that was among the 2 finalists
selected for the SME Blended Lending and SME Crowdfunding Pilot project of the UNCDF GrEEn
At BSS, he was Project Lead in the implementation of HR Access & Attendance Systems for organisations
including: AngloGold Continental Africa Region that covers Obuasi, Iduapriem, Bibiani, Guinea (Conakry
and Siguiri) and Sadiola in Mali and several UN Offices and agencies in Ghana and Togo
Among other achievements, the significant MoUs and collaborative agreements between Ghana
Standards Board of Ghana and South Africa Board of Standards and the Sod cutting and commissioning
of KPONE Independent Power Generating Plant (first licensed, first Greenfield, largest IPP in Ghana, first
thermal project financed in sub Saharan Africa) were initiated and achieved during his tenure as
President of Ghana South Africa Business Chamber.
At Interpay he led the team to build its client base from 2 to 120 merchants and led the drive to become
a pioneering GHIPSS partner for GHLINK online payments.
He was also Project Lead in the scoping, product development and Partnerships development of the
Ghana NHIA digital renewal project that made it possible for 11 million persons to renew their National health policies via mobile money. The project was launched on schedule and on budget for pilot in
February 2018 and public launch in December 2018.
As a member of GARIA, (Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors) Kojo played key roles
in turning around the Ghana South Africa Chamber (GSABC) into profitably within 3 years (2016-2019)
and positioning Interpay, a Ghanaian fintech for acquisition by a US firm in 2018.
Kojo is an AYA Institute Trainer of Trainers, providing capacity, skills and knowledge development to
bank workers in the area of Digital Banking and Innovations.
Fintech Advisor | Digital Financial Services Consultant | Financial Inclusion Expert
Dr. Hosam AbouElDahab is a Fintech expert who led several strategic Fintech and Digital Transformation programs in Africa and Gulf areas, with 20+ years in the IT industry he was able to successfully roll out initiatives in Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion and to be an international Fintech advisor.
Currently, in Alex Bank, He is leading the Digital Demand Office to support the strategic business projects inside the bank, this through leading the Business Analysis, the IT Governance & compliance and the IT security teams.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Jennifer Chien is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist and part of the Financial Inclusion & Consumer Protection (FICP) team in the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank. She is an experienced lawyer focusing on financial consumer protection regulation and supervision, national financial inclusion strategies, microfinance regulation, and digital financial inclusion.
Jennifer previously worked as an independent consultant for the World Bank, USAID, and other clients, specializing in enabling policy and regulatory environments for microfinance and financial inclusion, financial consumer protection regulation and supervision, and agribusiness. Prior to this, Jennifer worked at CGAP as the manager of the Financial Inclusion Regulation Center and in the private sector as an attorney at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a credit union analyst at the World Council of Credit Unions, and a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard L
Head of RegTech department at Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)
Khedr Talaat have been working as a senior financial regulator at Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) since 2010 until recently he was the Head of RegTech department at Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) and FinTech committee board member with responsibilities for Setting the FRA strategic plan for FinTech and digital transformation to enable FinTech start-ups and scale-ups, technology firms and established financial services providers to develop viable FinTech solutions, which drive innovation and enhance access to financial products.
Attorney and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) // Senior Financial Crime Consultant at Fenergo
Ned Kulakowski is an attorney and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) who is a Senior Financial Crime Consultant at Fenergo. As a compliance professional with experience in the banking industry, Ned has worked in the Financial Intelligence Units at Scotiabank, Standard Chartered Bank and American Express. Ned has been involved in the development, implementation and maintenance of AML transaction monitoring and financial investigations programs. Ned also has prior experience as a litigation attorney, having represented individuals, non-profit organizations, insurance companies, and other corporate and governmental entities.
Chief Compliance Officer // Interswitch Group
Nneka is a Senior Regional Compliance Officer for MoneyGram International currently managing compliance advisory for Africa.
She is a passionate compliance officer; with international exposure and experiences ranging from developing and implementing Risk Management as well as Anti-Fraud programs, to monitoring and ensuring the effectiveness of the program across multiple organizations. She has over 15years cognate experience within banking and payment services.
Prior to working with MoneyGram, Nneka has worked with some of the major banks in Nigeria leading the Compliance Support and the Regulatory Compliance teams. She is well versed in relating with regulators and Law Enforcements across multiple jurisdictions as well as developing and implementing relevant risk management processes to ensure that regulatory standards and expectations are met.
Nneka is a lawyer, a Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialist, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Fellow of the Compliance Institute, Nigeria.
Advisor to the G20 Initiative for Financial Inclusion (Member)
Ritesh is recognised amongst the top 100 Fintech and Payments leaders globally, Entrepreneurial Technology Leader, Board Advisor, start-up founder and a PhD in Payments Innovation, Open Banking and Open Finance.
Over the last 20 years, Ritesh has been at the forefront of the payments industry, leading the future of VISA payments and introducing Apple Pay in Europe / UK. He has led the transformation across many global organisations.
Ritesh’s vast experience and expertise in the payments industry is now seeing him play crucial advisory roles to many organisations, such as the G20 Initiative for Financial Inclusion (Member); Open Banking in EU and Africa; Harvard Business Review; payment regulators and government bodies for their initiative in social and financial inclusion; MIT Global in Tech Panel (Member). He has also been a mentor to the UK Parliament Digital initiative and many other start-ups.
Ritesh is also an advisor and visiting lecturer to leading business schools and universities globally, apart from being a regular speaker and author and a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion.
After leaving HSBC as COO Digital, Ritesh co-founded Infynit, harnessing his knowledge of and penchant for digital payments.
Founder & CEO // Token Insights and Financial Services Insights
Mr. Trojan is ‘Global Advisor to the Digital Economy’ and is an international disruptive technology and commercial/SME/consumer lending expert, thought leader and speaker. He is Founder and CEO of Token Insights and Financial Services Insights, his advisory firms that specialize in global strategy, FinTech, RegTech, and regulatory/legislative affairs, including secured transaction reform. From 2012-2017, Mr. Trojan was the CEO of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) now SFNet, the global trade organization representing 250+ banks and finance companies in the asset-based lending, supply chain finance, trade finance, and factoring business. CFA members represented approximately $600 Billion in this type of financing each year.
In addition to his work as Sherpa/Co-Sherpa on various APEC/ABAC regional work streams, Mr. Trojan also serves as official Observer on several UN-aligned Working Groups (Secured Transactions, MSME Finance, Digital Assets, Factoring, and Warehouse Receipts), was appointed to advise the US Secretary of Commerce on its Trade Finance Advisory Council, and engages regularly with the international community on capacity building. He has also mentored several FinTech accelerators including The Venture Center and Iconiq Labs and continues active engagement in the FinTech/RegTech start-up community.
Previously, Mr. Trojan held various senior positions at CIT, a global $65+ billion secured/asset-based lending, factoring and equipment leasing company, including chief of staff and senior operations advisor to the Vice Chairman.
Chief Executive Officer // Counter Fraud Center LLC
Umar Yakubu is a specialist in the area of data science, criminal justice system,anti-corruption and counter-fraud. He has a strong background in anti-money laundering &combatting the financing of terrorism, with a specific focus on Financial and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBP's).
He has been involved in policymaking related to the legal and institutional framework of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) in Nigeria by serving on the Presidential Committee on Financial Action Task Force (PCFATF). He also worked on the technical committee that addressed FATF's strategic deficiencies, which got Nigeria delisted as a country of 'high-risk' by FATF in 2013.
At the national level, he has been a member of the National Risk Assessment Secretariat on Money laundering and Terrorism Financing; and one of eight (8) members that developed the National Anti- corruption Strategy to be implemented by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation from 2017- 021.
At the international level, he has consulted and researched for the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering (GIABA), Senegal, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) and the European Union (EU). At the Sixty-Seventh (67th) United Nations General Assembly, he worked on the Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) to assess Nigeria's implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) measures and other Global and Regional Instruments to combat corruption.
Umar has received training on policy and strategies aimed at reducing crime by attending over forty courses in Nigeria and abroad, some of which include, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Nigeria; Nigeria Police College, Nigeria; Royal Canadian Metropolitan Police (RCMP), Canada, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC); and The Central
Office for the fight against crime related to information and communications technology (OCLCTIC), French Police.
His core areas of expertise are policy formulation around corporate governance, criminal justice, anti-money laundering, combatting the financing of terrorism, anti-corruption, counter-fraud and national security.
He has delivered papers and conducted capacity development programmes for judicial officers, civil servants, organized private sector, non-organized private sector, students and civil society organizations.
He is currently driving a national programme to establish the first Central Criminal Justice Information System (CCJIS). He also developed the pioneer Transparency & Integrity Index 2021- an assessment of all federal and state institutions compliance with international and domestic laws, policies on Open Governance; Budget Transparency, Accountabilty and Sustainability; Human Resources; Public Procurement and Civil Engagement.
He has obtained degrees and certificates from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Nassarawa State University; University of Chester, University of Leicester and the University of Portsmouth in the UK; the University of Leiden in the Netherlands; and SDG Academy & Harvard Business School in the US. He is currently on a PhD programme on Defence & Security.
He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES), Nigerian Institute of Management(NIM), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners(ACFE) and Centre for Counter Fraud Studies(CCFS), UK.
His primary interests include promoting good governance and social justice and using ICT as a solution provider for the prevention of crime. Also, he has a keen interest in global economics, geo-economics, philosophy, innovation and a wide range of sports.
As an ardent reader and writer of several articles and opinions in major newspapers in Nigeria on good governance, he is penning down his thoughts in a book titled "Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria: Causes, Consequences and Reform", due for publishing in 2022.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Counter Fraud Center LLC (www.counterfraudcenter.org ) and the Executive Director of a civil society organization, the Center for Fiscal Transparency & Integrity Watch (www.fiscaltransparency.org)
Global Director of Financial Crime // Fenergo
Rachel Woolley is the Director of Financial Crime at Fenergo and is based out of the firm’s headquarters in Dublin. Rachel has over 12 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, having worked primarily in the funds industry and retail banking.'
Fenergo is a leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management, AML/KYC Compliance and Client Data Management solutions for investment, corporate, commercial, and private banks.
Rachel’s current remit covers all aspects of financial crime, including ongoing monitoring and analysis of evolving legislation and trends to assess product impact. Rachel’s function works alongside the product and technical teams, combining subject matter expertise with technology to deliver effective solutions.
Prior to joining Fenergo, Rachel held several AML/Compliance roles throughout her career and has developed a strong perspective on aspects of financial crime, including transaction monitoring, client onboarding and compliance monitoring. Rachel has held various roles including head of onboarding, and head of compliance in a regulated entity.
Rachel’s experience has allowed her to develop a unique perspective, bringing together industry expertise, understanding of technology solutions and ability to translate legislative requirements into conditionally driven rules. Rachel has recently become an associate faculty member of a new educational initiative launching in March. The Certificate in FinTech Risk & Compliance is delivered by PAT and supported by the ACOI.
Rachel is an associate faculty member and lectures on AML topics as part of several fintech risk and compliance programmes. She also regularly speaks at industry conferences and engages with the media, some recent engagements below:
CNBC: Here’s what banking experts are saying in the wake of the FinCen leak
CNBC: The FinCen files go deeper than the headlines: Financial crime expert
Forbes Middle East: As Banking Titans Get Slammed Over $2T 'FinCEN Files' Scandal, Here’s What Experts Say
Reuters: UK banks must do more to fight dirty money
Top 25 KYC & AML Thought Leaders to Follow
EMTECH, Executive Director - Africa
Tunji has extensive professional experience in delivering technology-enabled business transformation solutions for large financial service providers, financial system regulators, and fintech startups across Africa.
Before joining EMTECH, he was a leader in KPMG's Emerging Technology & Digital Transformation Consulting business, working across Africa as part of KPMG project teams. He also led KPMG Nigeria FinTech practice towards the end of an 11-year career in the firm. He is currently an Executive Director at EMTECH, overseeing the continuous pursuit of growth opportunities for the company across Africa.
Tunji has extensive knowledge capital and hands-on experiences in emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, Robotics, and IoT. He has led several client projects across several African countries involving the use and deployment of such technologies across various industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and consumer markets; such projects include strategy development, digital transformation, systems selection, delivery of open and cloud-based digital platforms, and complex enterprise systems.
Tunji's thought leadership includes speaking engagements on Digital Transformation, AI, Blockchain, Data & Analytics, Open Banking, Regulatory Sandboxing, CBDCs, Emerging Technology Risks, Regulatory and Supervisory Technology Innovation, and FinTech Innovation. He has also contributed to several articles on these domains.
Chief Association Executive // Digital Finance Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe
Gerald Munyaradzi Nyakwawa is a CDFP graduate and a consultant who specialises in finding sustainable solutions for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) and growing national and regional participation of Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the digital payments space. The informal sector has more often than not been excluded from payments system due to demand and supply side factors. He believes and is convinced that there is a business case for including the informal sector in mainstream payment systems.
Gerald is an advocate for instant inclusive retail payments he has experience in retail banking and digital financial services. He appreciates and understands what truly drives conversions in the BoP and DFS space. He is convinced the future of intra Africa Trade lies in instant inclusive retail cross border payment systems.
Gerald has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in Zimbabwe and abroad. His articles have been featured in the Digital Banker Africa, Global CIDEF, Business Weekly, The Standard, News Day and The Manica Post. He has been a panellist and presenter on Financial Inclusion matters in the MENA, SADC, EAST and WEST Africa regions.
Gerald holds a certificate in Law and Regulation of Inclusive finance from the University of Luxemburg and he is the Chief Association Executive at the Digital Finance Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe
Gerald is dedicated to impacting lives.
Board member // South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
Professor Monica Singer was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998 until she resigned in August 2017.
In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for ConsenSys, being the biggest blockchain company in the world. Monica lives in Cape Town and works remotely.
Monica currently also participates as:
Board member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg specialising in blockchain for the accounting and auditing profession.
Board member of the Accounting Blockchain Coalition (ABC) which is defining market practices for accounting, auditing and taxes of crypto assets.
Monica previously worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 1996/1998 and the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/1996 and was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1989 to 1995. Monica completed her articles with the audit firm Arthur Young in 1987.
Monica sat on various board over the years:•Vice chair of GLEIF and chair of the business strategy advisory committee of the Global Legal Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) based in Switzerland.
Chair of the Afrika Tikkun investment trust for 10 years
Strate Charity shares which donate to underprivilege children.
Vice President of the Africa Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA).
Monica has been recognised over the last 20 years with many awards, the most notable being the first winner of the Conscious Company award in South Africa in 2017.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, FIG Advisory Global Practice, IFC
Elaine is currently a Global Specialist on the Secured Transactions and Asset Based Lending (ST/ABL) team for WBG’s financial infrastructure secured lending product based in Washington, DC. Elaine works with WBG clients in the Asia and Africa regions extensively and contributes regularly to the ongoing Financial Inclusion development agenda of ASEAN and APEC Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) working groups, as well as the UNCITRAL (Asia Chapter). Elaine has over twenty years of public and private sector experience in legislative reform projects, specifically in the area of secured transactions/public policy development, movable property registry implementation and movables-based market development and deepening.
Elaine was a former Registrar of both Land Titles (immoveable) and Personal Property (moveable) in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has participated in the design, development and implementation of secured transaction reform projects and registry systems in Canada, Caribbean, South East Asia and Africa regions under Common, Civil and Islamic law regimes. She has extensive experience in legislative and public sector institutional reform projects involving various alternative operational and governance models. She actively monitors the global developments of secured transaction laws and operational frameworks as a means to support access to finance for the mSME sector.
Corporate lawyer in financial sector regulation
Ms. Jacinta Anyinge is a corporate lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in financial sector regulation, 11 years of which as in-house counsel at the Central Bank of Uganda. Her career focus has been: contract negotiation and drafting; provision of regulatory strategy that identifies and addresses gaps in the financial sector; regulatory policy development; drafting financial sector laws, regulations and guidelines; provision of legal and regulatory advice on financial sector issues, licensing, regulatory compliance; network growth and stakeholder relations.
In carrying out her tasks, Ms. Jacinta has worked with Government, Development Partners, Telecom Industry, Financial Institutions, Payment Service Providers and Operators, Fintechs and Regional Regulators.
Ms. Jacinta is a member of: Alliance For Financial Inclusion (Global Standards Proportionality Working Group), Regulator Knowledge Exchange of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Digital Frontiers Association of Uganda and a Facilitator for the East Africa Regulation and Supervision Community of Practice run by the Digital Frontiers Institute. All these Associations promote global network for digital financial services as well as in-country expertise and offer opportunities for knowledge sharing, problem solving, collaboration, innovation, advocacy to drive increased access and usage of digital financial services and increased financial inclusion.
Ms. Jacinta possess a Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Services Law (National University of Singapore); a Master of Laws in Law and the Global Economy (New York University School of Law); and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Makerere University Kampala). She is a Fellow From the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI Fellow) with a specialisation in Payment System Development. She is currently pursuing a certification as a Digital Finance Practitioner with Digital Frontiers Institute, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ms. Jacinta is married with two children and has impacted the community around her through the voluntary work she is involved in, namely, she is a financial literacy trainer, founder and chairperson of an investment club which has enabled staff members save money to purchase real estate property. Ms. Jacinta is a Sunday School Teacher which role has enabled her to impact positively on the lives of children. She loves to sing, read widely and take nature walks.
Senior Manager, Regulatory and Public Policy at M-PESA Africa
Juliet Wangui Maina is the Senior Manager, Regulatory and Public Policy at M-PESA Africa. She has previously worked with the mobile money team at the GSMA where she was responsible for developing thought leadership and guidelines for the mobile money industry based on industry best practice. Among other things, Juliet explored the role of data protection for emerging technologies in financial services such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Juliet was also responsible for authoring content that acts as reference material for policymakers and private sector actors seeking to understand the future of mobile money regulation.
Juliet joined the GSMA from the law firm TripleOKLaw Advocates, where she oversaw setting up and leading the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice. She has experience working at the ICT regulator in Kenya, and Pygma Consulting, an ICT Consulting firm in South Africa.
Juliet received her LL. B with Honors from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2010 and later completed a Master’s program in ICT Policy and Regulation (with distinction) at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Global Head of Regulatory Advocacy // Mastercard
Jesse McWaters leads Mastercard’s global regulatory advocacy function, where he is responsible for directing the company’s public sector engagement on a wide range of regulatory and policy issues relevant to the company. He is particularly passionate about driving constructive engagement on issues at the frontier of financial innovation - including crypto-assets, central bank digital currencies, AI, 5G, and open banking – and previously served as the organization’s global head of digital public policy.
Prior to joining Mastercard, Jesse served as Head of Financial Technology & Innovation at the World Economic Forum where he founded the ‘Future of Financial Services’ series, a collection of research initiatives convening financial executives, fintech founders, and global policy-makers to understand how new technologies are reshaping financial services. Prior to that, served as a financial services strategy consultant at Deloitte, supporting large-scale technology transformations and the roll-out of new business models for leading banks, insurers, and wealth managers.
Jesse is the author of numerous publications on fintech and is a frequent media commentator. He has been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Wired, American Banker, and Bloomberg. He has presented his insights to an array of policymakers including the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, International Monetary Fund, the Bank of England, the People’s Bank of China, the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, and the European Parliament.
Author // Founder and executive director of the AfricanCenter for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology
Author, founder and executive director of the AfricanCenter for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology. She holds a master degree from Tianjin (China University of Education and Technology in the field of AI and new technology. Published several research and analytical articles in the field of AI policies and the future of work in Africa.
In her many publications and conferences she always highlights the Technology impact on the African economy and how technology can be a leverage for Woman inclusion.
She worked as a media assistant for the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage in Africa from 2015 to 2017. In 2018 “Maghreb Voices” named her as Personality of the year after the success of her book “Lover from Ifrikeya” . Currently she is leading the communication team of the AU campaign to promote the protocol on free movement of persons in Africa.
Compliance Risk manager
Adebola is a Compliance Risk manager who beyond the job is extremely passionate about improving and driving the Compliance culture within Organizations as a "whole".
She has over 10 years of experience within the Compliance space and has been a part of several Risk and Compliance teams in both cross-border multi-diverse pan-African fintech and established financial institutions.
She is highly skilled in financial investigations and general implementation of effective AML/CFT programs. Implementation, Enforcement and updating of compliance policies and standards within business units, products, and services are also her very strong area of competence.
She is constantly on the lookout for new trends, information and typologies in the compliance space and enjoys training and helping people understand their role in mitigating Compliance risks.
Co-founder // Regtick
Gary graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Law and Criminology and a Master’s in international Commercial Law and ADR. Gary has had a diverse career in the regulatory and compliance sectors. Gary previously served as a Detective within the London Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard Company Fraud Squad, specialising in international money laundering, corporate fraud, public sector corruption and confidential financial disclosure investigations. Gary has gone on to have a successful business career having held senior management roles with a focus on corporate governance and financial crime. Together with his co-founder Gary has developed Regtick to provide clients with a simple clear path to compliance, drawing on his experience in the sector to take the complexity out of their compliance.
Founder // Ydentity Organization
Dr Frederic Jumelle is the founder of the Ydentity Organization. He assumes the role of Chairman working with the Organization to maintain the positioning of Ydentity from a science and technology perspective.
Dr Jumelle is a creative entrepreneur focusing on the development of AI Deeptech and interfaces for Human Machine Interaction (HMI). He moved to Asia in 2012 to apply his knowledge and experience to the pioneering field of cognitive modelling and neuromorphic systems. He is currently the founder of three start-ups specialized in research, development and marketing of innovative technologies including PII-free decentralized ID for the Web3, user-centric cryptography and digital twin for robo-advisory gearing towards a more advanced, seamless, and smarter HMI.
Dr. Jumelle holds 7 patents and made 17 publications in the field of AI Neural Networks. He also co-pilots a research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, for the deployment of a lightweight ArousalNet for emotional recognition on edge devices.
Dr Jumelle has a Doctor of Medicine with a postgraduate degree in Psychiatry (PhD) from GHU Paris Psychiatry & Neurosciences Sainte-Anne. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
International conference speaker
Experienced in Banking, Governance, Compliance, Technology and Regulatory Affairs. Worked 20 consecutive years for Standard Chartered Bank in Operational Risk Management, Fintech, Regtech and Cyber Security. Proficiency relates to Cryptocurrency, Anti Financial Crime, Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Finance of Terrorism. Leveraged the Compliance of international and local Banks. Certified from ACAMS, Grant Thornton and University of London. International conferences speaker and facilitator. Currently provides consultancies and coaching with GRMCT in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
CEO & Founder of // Centre d’Innovation de Recherche Technologique et d’Industrie Créative
Amadou DIAWARA, Chevalier de l’Ordre National. Il a grandi entre le Mali et la France. Digital transformation and Technological Innovations
Expert - Speaker CEO and Founder of : Centre d’Innovation de Recherche Technologique et d’Industrie Créative (CIRTIC) Il a eu un long parcours
dans différentes grandes sociétés internationales . Il retourne au Mali en 2010 afin de se lancer dans l’ingénierie informatique. Amadou a un MBA en Management des Projets Informatiques, son dernier diplôme et plusieurs autres certifications.
PDG du CIRTIC présent au Mali avec des représentations à l’international, qui emploie des centaines de collaborateurs.
– Editeur des solutions informatique (depuis 13 ans), Président du Cluster Digital Africa et du Centre d’Innovation de Recherche Technologique et
d’Industrie Créative. Il est Président et fondateur du Cluster Digital Africa, une plateforme d’intelligence collective et de coconstruction qui a mis en place une panoplie de solutions digitales: CDA social; CDA Event; CDA Virtual Academy; CDA Crowfunding; CDA Biographie; CDA sondage et plein d’autres outils.
− Service de SMS Banking;
− Président Fondateur du réseau des Universités Virtuelles notamment
Cluster Digital Africa Virtual Academy
− Vice-président du Forum sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet au Mali;
− Membre du chapitre malien de ISOC (Internet Society);
− Membre de la Commission formation et TIC au Conseil des Investisseurs
Européens au Mali(CIEM) et Membre de l’Union des Ambassadeur Franco-Maliens
− Membre de ASIM (Association des Sociétés Informatique du Mali;
− Représentant du Mali au CINVU (COMSTECH Inter – Islamic
Network on Virtual University); - Membre du CAUDEV (Consortium Africain Universitaire pour le
Développement de l’Enseignement Virtuel);
− Membre de AUNEGe (Association des Universités pour le
développement de l’enseignement numérique en Économie et Gestion)
en France, réseau des Universités Numérique Thématique (UNT),
− Ambassadeurs du Club des Dirigeants Marocains.
Professor of Economic Sciences at HEC Business School, University of Carthage in Tunisia
Samira Kria Chaker is Professor of Economic Sciences at HEC Business School, University of Carthage in Tunisia, and is an independent consultant with expertise in economic science with a special focus on political economics, particularly on issues of globalization and Fintech and Financial inclusion. She is an expert in the management monitoring and evaluation of complex development projects, and was an academic at the University of Tunis and the National School of Administration, where she coached and supervised professional managers and researchers. Chaker has high-level experience of working within an international organization, serving as economic senior at the UN Conference for Trade and Development, Geneva.
She holds a PhD from the University of Paris, Sorbonne
She is co-author with chapter in Risk Books publication about “Fintech, Growth and Deregulation (2018); author with chapter in Risk Books “Technology and sandbox development innovation in a transitional market: A case study” (2021)
Deputy Director// leading the gender equality portfolio at Digital Frontiers
Mbalenhle Matandela is the Deputy Director, leading the gender equality portfolio at Digital Frontiers. Mbalenhle manages online gender capacity-building programmes on gender and organisational change and leadership for gender equality. Mbalenhle is an African feminist scholar and writer who is a graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town. Mbalenhle Previously, Mbalenhle was the Lead Consultant on Gender Equality for the AU Research Working Group at Goldsmiths, University of London. Mbalenhle has also partnered with the Heinrich Boll Foundation Nairobi and Africanfeminism.com as a Co- Editor of ‘Challenging Patriarchy: The Role of Patriarchy in the Roll-back of Democracy in the East and Horn of Africa.’ and Civil Rights Defender’s ‘Building Feminist Practice’ Pocketbook. Mbalenhle’s research interests include women in African liberation movements, Pan-Africanism, feminist education, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and child and maternal health. These research interests have informed her teaching at the Gender Department at the University of Cape Town.
Senior Director // Toronto Centre (TC)
Anatol Monid is Toronto Centre’s (TC) Senior Director, Programs having worked as a TC program director and leader for many years. He was previously Executive Director of the Licensing and Market Conduct Division for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario which conducted supervision and regulation across many regulated sectors, including: insurance, deposit-taking, mortgage brokering, pensions and co-operatives. His responsibilities included oversight of the following core regulatory activities: licensing and registration; applications and filings; monitoring and compliance; enforcement and intervention; and contributed to regulatory policy for its regulated financial sectors. He also supported regulatory and policy efforts at a national level for insurance and mortgage broking. Anatol was with FSCO for almost fifteen years, originally joining FSCO as Director of Market Regulation. At that time, he was also appointed the Insurance Ombudsman. He has additional supervisory experience and more than two decades of work experience in the insurance industry.
Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Clare Rowley is the Head of Business Operations at the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Prior to working with GLEIF, Ms. Rowley worked at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where she led technology initiatives improving bank resolution programs and contributed to research on subprime mortgages. Ms. Rowley is a CFA® charter holder and holds a MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
Managing Director of Amarante Consulting
With over 14 years of experience in the digital and financial inclusion space, Sahana Arun Kumar comes with robust expertise in the fields of digital transformation and financial inclusion in emerging market contexts. She specializes in design, strategy and development of digital and inclusion projects and has worked with a wide range of stakeholders in this industry from telecom operators to banks to microfinance institutions to third party payment processors and international donor/funder organizations in order to assist them with their digital projects, transformation strategies and objectives depending on their market and organizational context.
At the start of her digital finance career, Sahana was with Societe Generale’s Retail Banking division where she worked on projects targeting new low-income market penetration. Sahana was mostly focused on expanding Societe Generale's business to the un(der)banked segments and providing them access to financial products and services.
Since 2006, Sahana’s work has covered a number of countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. She is also a speaker and trainer for digital and financial inclusion thematics and has contributed to various events organized by the likes of Boulder Institute, GIM UEMOA, ADA, MAIN network, Sanabel, Hult Business School etc. Sahana holds an MBA degree from HEC, Paris. A French national, Sahana speaks English, French, Spanish and Hindi among other Indian regional languages. She is based between Paris and Dubai.
Director of Global TechSprint Strategy // AIR-Alliance for Innovative Regulation
Randy Repka is the Director of Global TechSprint Strategy at AIR-Alliance for Innovative Regulation. Since joining AIR in January of 2020, Randy has planned and executed a series of regulatory Techsprints with both U.S. and global agencies. In addition to consulting with regulators and financial firms, she has published a TechSprint manual and developed many tools designed to help organizations stand up and manage their own TechSprints. Prior to joining AIR, Randy spent 22 years at American Express, holding leadership positions across many disciplines including customer experience, business strategy, client relations, marketing and communications. She has a passion for the customer and has always focused on roles where she could help clients or colleagues to benefit from a flawless journey. Randy started her career in media and marketing working with international brands such as AT&T, Nestle and MetLife, and she brought that experience to American Express’ Global Advertising and Brand Marketing team. Randy holds a B.A. in English Literature from Denison University.
Certificate Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
National Commissioner/CEO, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau
Dr Vincent Olatunji has a doctorate degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Lagos and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies. He is a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist (IP3 Specialist) and a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer. He has worked in the public sector for about 32years thereby acquiring practical proficiency and thorough understanding of government operations in Nigeria and other countries. He is highly experienced in team building, research activities, policy development and strategic planning on various development initiatives. He equally offers significant capability in the delivery of high value outcomes as a skilled negotiator, social networker and public speaker whose personal focus is on working with teams and individuals to maximize economic potentials.
He joined NITDA in 2002 and has worked in various departments thereby rising to the position of a Director in 2014 and Acting Director General in 2016. He was the Director of eGovernment Development and Regulations where he effectively:
He is a member of many committee of experts and served as the coordinating chairman of the activities of the National Interoperability and Enterprise Architecture Committee, Digital Transformation Technical Working Group, and the Nigeria Data Protection Implementation Committee among others.
He has attended many Capacity Building programmes in various areas such as Public Sector Management, Project Planning and Management, Digital Transformation and Data Protection among others.He has also represented NITDA and Nigeria at several local and international engagements. He was listed among the 100 Leading Telecom and ICT Personalities in Nigeria by the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria in April, 2018.
He has also won several awards from public and private sector organizations which include the following among others:
Membership of Professional Bodies:
On the 4th of January, 2022, he was appointed as the National Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) by President Mohammad Buhari, GCFR
CEO // Global Voice Group
James Claude is the CEO of Global Voice Group, a global provider of ICT and RegTech solutions for governments and regulatory agencies. Before he was nominated to this post in October 2018, he had worked for the company for thirteen years, actively contributing to its international expansion and diversification strategy. He has been one of the key members of GVG's management team since 2009.
After starting his career as manager of GVG's Network Operations Center in 2005, James Claude quickly took charge of the technical management of many projects implemented by the company for telecommunications regulatory authorities, until his nomination as Chief Technology Officer in 2012. His leadership qualities are rooted in his previous experience as Vice-President of Technology, as well as in his extensive technological know-how and his thorough knowledge of the digital transformation ecosystem.
Over the years, he has played an increasingly important role in defining the strategies and orientations of the company, as CTO and, more recently, as Deputy CEO. One year after being
appointed CEO, James Claude has driven GVG’s innovation strategy one crucial step further, by leading the creation of a company fund dedicated to investment in entrepreneurship. The purpose of this new investment vehicle with outstanding capabilities, which focuses on startups, is to encourage entrepreneurship in Africa by scaling up business models through sustainable growth strategies.
However, one of James Claude's greatest achievements is without a doubt the team he has put together. James Claude is committed to deploying a highly qualified professional team, and recruitments have kept on increasing since he has started leading it. GVG currently has more than 200 employees of 17 different nationalities.
Shortly after James Claude joined GVG's Board of Directors, the company was added to Deloitte's RegTech directory, which lists the 30 main regulatory technology companies providing real-time transaction monitoring and verification solutions. He was also awarded Africa Tech Week's 2020 "CEO Award", which took place on 26 and 27 November.
Fluent in English, Spanish and French, Mr. Claude holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Boston University and a First Degree in Telematics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. He has also completed numerous training courses in advanced technologies.and business administration, such as the "Transforming your Leadership Strategy" and "Negotiation for Executives" courses offered by the MIT Sloan School of Management.
James’ Twitter: @jamesgclaude07
CEO // The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Stephan Wolf is the CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Between January 2017 and June 2020, Mr. Wolf was Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity. He has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO. Mr. Wolf holds a university degree in business administration from J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.
Financial Markets Infrastructure (FMI), Networks and Security Specialist
Kombe Kaponda is a leading regional Finance, Banking, and technology professional, a published author who is a highly motivated financial markets infrastructure (FMI) specialist, a scholar for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), has a Master’s Degree in ICT Regulation, Policy and Management (MEng.), a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc.), is a certified Chartered Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP) in Zambia certified by Tufts University under the Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy. Kombe is a very active contributor to SADC and the global fintech and digital innovations agenda and is currently sitting on the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Architecture Interoperability committee, Taxonomy & CBDC, Digital Currency Ecosystem Global Initiative Working group. Kombe is a global speaker and has facilitated workshops and seminars with several training partners including, Africa Bank 4.0 Summits, Attorney General Alliance AGA Africa, ESAAMLG, ISACA, Ada Labs and Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AiCE), SADC Payments Associations as a subject matter expert on various subjects ranging from cybersecurity, TBML, AML/CFT, Cryptocurrency investigations, regulation and supervision of Virtual Assets (VA) and Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs). .
He is a Central Banker by career and a seasoned ICT Networks and Security oversight professional with over 20 years of ICT management and over 5 years of progressive experience in ICT financial markets Infrastructure management, Artificial intelligence (AI) in finance and Cybersecurity in digital financial services, ICT operational risks, governance, strategy implementation, Public procurements management, ICT Project management and service delivery. A central banker with multicultural expertise, strategic and analytical thinker, Information security and risk management and hold multiple technology vendor certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, HP, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Enterasys Extreme networks Network Admission Control (NAC), Enterprise WIFI, ITIL service management, Fiber Optics Associations (FOA) CFOS/D, CFOT, Diplomatic Security.
Kombe is the current chairperson for the Central Bank of Zambia (BOZ) FinTech Working Group, a technology lead member of the Bank of Zambia Fintech-Regtech, instant and inclusive payments IIPS think tank group working on monitoring and overseeing the development of financial technologies (FinTech) and regulation of these technology-enabled solutions through (Regtech) in Zambia to improve financial inclusion. He is a vibrant and energetic founding trustee of the Association for Digital Finance Practitioners (ADFP) in Zambia, an association formed to promote digital finance products, Payments systems sensitization and oversight, consumer protection in digital financial services and services usage and improvement by offering technical advice in building the DFS ecosystem in the country. The association also aims at promoting quality of service in mobile connectivity and consumer protection, plans to promote payment systems sensitization, Innovation, advocacy for Financial Inclusion, promoting co-opetition and Interoperability, advocating sustainability and enable Financial Markets to work for the Poor.
Kombe has local expertise and global competencies and holds a master’s degree in ICT Policy, Regulation and Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has solid experience working with the Central Bank of Zambia, the United States agencies in Zambia including the Embassy of the United States, CDC and USAID, Private and government institutions. Kombe also holds a Chartered Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP) with the Tufts University under the Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy of the USA and has completed courses on Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Finance, Cybersecurity in Finance, Regulation of Digital Financial Services, Consumer Protection as a Business Strategy, AML-CFT Regulation & Compliance, Product Management in Fintech for Emerging Markets, Interoperable and Inclusive Payment Systems, Leading Digital Money Markets, A Global perspective, Operationalizing Mobile Money, and Digital Identity and application in digital financial services.
Over the years, he has developed the passion to ensure that digital financial systems run efficiently and safely and do not introduce systemic risk to the financial system. He has also acquired team-building skills and people management, Budgeting and Reporting, Strategic vision and Execution, Process and Project Management, Cloud and Distributed computing. Strong believer in digital financial services (DFS) platforms that allow for saving wisely, borrowing responsibly and for overall financial inclusion.
Managing Director , Nigerian Capital Market Institute
Emomotimi John Agama is a Chartered Management Accountant, Economist, Investment Analyst and a Risk manager, He is currently a Deputy Director/ Head Registration, Exchanges and Market Infrastructure and Innovation Department, In this capacity he oversees the following divisions – Registartion, Exchanges formerly Special Assistant to the Executive Commissioner Operations and Head, Public Offerings at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Timi was a Secondee to the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018. He is a ranking member of the Rules Committee and the co-sponsor of the Green Bonds regulatory framework at the SEC. Prior to joining the SEC was at various time with the University of Benin and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation. Timi is a Fellow of the IFC-Milken Institute Capital Markets Program
Timi holds honors degree in Accountancy from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port-Harcourt, a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance and another Master of Science degree in Economics both from the University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria. Timi has a PhD in Economics at the Nile University Abuja, also holds a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the World Bank Institute, a Graduate Certificate in Capital Market from The George Washington University Washington DC USA, Timi is also a graduate of the International Housing Finance Program of the Wharton Business School USA, New York Institute of Finance, Core Analyst Program. The Advanced Risk Management Certificate from the University College London and PRMIA, A graduate of Strategic Enterprise Analysis and PRINCE 2 Project Management of the SEEC, York University Toronto Canada.
He is an Associate Member Chartered Institute of Management Accountant UK, A Chartered Global Management Accountant, Chartered member of LIFA USA, Member Chartered Securities and Investment Institute, London, Associate Member Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a Senior Fellow of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria(riman). He represents the Nigerian SEC as a plenary member of the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the Global Legal Entity Identifier where he also sits on the board of the global body. He has lead various initiatives at the Nigerian SEC including serving as the Project Manager for the Nigerian Capital Market Master Plan (2015-2025), A major driver of the resuscitation of the commodities Market. He is also a knowledge disseminator serving as faculty member to various institutions.
Deputy Director Financial Regulation and Supervision at Digital Frontiers
Nolwazi Hlophe is the Deputy Director Financial Regulation and Supervision at Digital Frontiers. She previously worked for Cenfri and the Central Bank of Eswatini. During her time in the Central Bank of Eswatini, Nolwazi managed the FinTech Unit, and worked towards drafting and finalizing the CBE FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines. Nolwazi has significant financial regulation and supervision experience through working with the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Bank of Zambia and many others.
Within Digital Frontiers, Nolwazi Hlophe is the Program Manager of the Digital Financial Inclusion Supervision (DFIS) Program, which was developed in collaboration with Toronto Centre and CGAP. She is also the Financial Regulation Lead for the Certified Digital Finance Practioner (CDFP) for the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Digital Identity, Regulation in Digital Financial Services and Regulating and Governing IIP Systems course in our Instant and Inclusive Payments (IIPS) Program.
I have convened Digital Frontiers Institute’s first ever Digital Identity Week in 2020 and CBDC Workshop | Emerging Markets and Developing Economies in 2021, along with being a guest speaker in various sessions of Digital Frontiers Institute’s Podcast and Webinar series.
I am passionate about capacity building, innovation, financial regulation and supervision. They all tie together towards serving the consumer.
Senior Mobile Money Regulatory Specialist // GSMA
Kennedy is a Senior Mobile Money Regulatory Specialist at the GSM Association (GSMA). In this capacity, he is responsible for shaping positions taken by some of the largest telecommunications and digital financial services companies and helping them find solutions to regulatory issues.
He is an experienced public policy and regulatory affairs practitioner with over 13 years of experience spanning converged telecommunications and financial services. Prior to joining the GSMA, Kennedy worked with Safaricom PLC where he held several roles in Regulatory and Public Policy, Financial Services and Customer Management. He is skilled in Government Relations, Stakeholder Management and Strategic Planning.
Co-founder // certtin.com
Technologist | Entrepreneur | Executive | Curious | Passionate about bridging the digital divide.
Co-founder @ Saas Platform https://certtin.com : Blockchain notarization platform . Digital credentials.Traceability.
Co-founder @ https://AiinAfrica.org: Empowering the Youth to build an inclusive future with AI.
Ceo @ Https://fliptin.com: Backend as a service platform for fintech and blockchain startups, helping founders to reach the market quicker.
- Future of Work
- Fintech |Mobile Money|Payments| Digital Currencies
- Blockchain | Consent Management | Verifiable Credentials| Skills Passport| Traceability
- Ai 4 Good |Ethics in AI | Ai in Africa | Open Community Innovation| human-centred Design
Hummingbird Regtech - Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Matt is a regulatory futurist and advocate for the development of open-source and interoperable software solutions for the regulatory space. He is a frequent speaker on regulatory modernization in venues around the world.
Hummingbird is on a mission to turn the tables against criminals who pollute our financial system. Modern criminals are sophisticated, tech-savvy, and agile. The tools used to fight financial crimes should be, too.
Prior to launching Hummingbird, Matt was the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Circle.com, an international consumer payments startup leveraging blockchain technology, a consultant with Treliant Risk Advisors, and a regulator with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision.
His speaking credentials include government agency and financial industry events such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Fintech Festival, Money 2020 in the U.S. and Europe, Finovate Europe, the ABA Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crimes Conferences, and at government agencies such as the World Bank, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Japanese, Irish and Dutch Central Banks, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Reserve. He has also appeared on the Nasdaq Tech Talks TV segment
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattvanbuskirk/
Financial Inclusion Expert -Director (Policy & Regulations) // Financial Inclusion Forum Africa.
Frederick is a seasoned expert in Fintech and Telecommunication regulation in sub-Saharan Africa with a combined 18 years working experience. He currently heads the Market Regulations Unit at the Regulatory Division of the National Communications Authority, Ghana.
He has been a member and Rapporteur at the International Telecom Union (ITU), focusing on Economics and Tariffs Policy issues relating to Telecommunications for the past 10 years. He is also a member of ITU DFS Security, Infrastructure and Trust working Groups.
Frederick holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from Methodist University College Ghana; a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Competition Law from King’s College UK; Certificate in Fintech and Regulations Innovations from Cambridge Judge Business School UK; Law and Regulations of Inclusive Finance from University of Luxembourg; Diploma in Telecommunications Policy and Regulations from USA; and an Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
He is passionate about financial Inclusion and believe the growing trend in the development of next generation technology will bridge the gap between the banks and unbanked.
Chairs the Legal & Regulatory Committee of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)
Eno Udoma-Eniang is a seasoned Legal Practitioner and Chartered Mediator with an MBA from Wales University Cardiff, having earlier attended the Nigerian and Ghana Law schools and consequently, admitted to practice law in both countries.
She has worked as a Legal Practitioner in both jurisdictions, for close to three decades with experience in various sectors including, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure, and Telecommunications. She has been in the Telecommunications sector for 18 years, and currently, Chairs the Legal & Regulatory Committee of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), which is the industry body for the Mobile Networks Operators in Nigeria.
Eno Udoma has been pivotal in leading the industry body and other stakeholders in influencing legislative and policy decisions of the Nigerian Government for the overall protection and interest of the telecommunications industry.
In recognition of her contribution to the telecommunications industry, she received the ALTON 20th Anniversary Industry Recognition Award. Eno is widely travelled and highly respected in the industry.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Juan Carlos Izaguirre is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) –an independent think tank on financial inclusion housed at the World Bank. He leads supervisory work in digital finance and financial consumer protection focused on customer outcomes. Mr. Izaguirre has over 20 years of financial sector regulatory and supervisory experience, with focus on digital financial inclusion, consumer protection, and deposit insurance. In the past 9 years he has worked with financial sector authorities and standard setters to develop and adopt responsible financial inclusion policies, regulation and supervisory practices. Prior to joining CGAP, Mr. Izaguirre was a founder of the World Bank’s Global Program on Financial Consumer Protection, where he led technical assistance in over 20 countries. Previously, he was a prudential and conduct supervisor at the Superintendence of Banking, Insurance and Private Pensions of Peru. He has trained supervisors with Toronto Centre, Digital Finance Institute, Financial Stability Institute, and Boulder Institute of Microfinance. Mr. Izaguirre holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a master’s in Finance from Universidad del Pacífico of Peru.
Chartered Director (SA) and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa,
Along with being a Chartered Director (SA) and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Fay brings extensive strategic leadership experience to the various executive and non-executive roles and positions she has occupied over the years. As a commercial lawyer, Fay has focused primarily on cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions and Transaction Advisory services, consequently specialising in governance, risk and strategy advisory engagements. She currently acts as special advisor to several entities, and acts as a Board/Committee member of organisations in the public and private sectors. She is a skilled public speaker, panellist and sought after opinionista on matters pertaining to leadership, governance and the role of directors in a time of disruption.
Human Resources professional // IABFM’s Senior Leadership and Strategic Planning Trainer
Mumbi is a Human Resources professional with more than 19 years of experience with a successful track record of leading human resource programmes for large, reputable institutions with a strong background in leadership, employee relations, strategic planning and aligning the people agenda to the Business.
As well as being one of IABFM’s senior Leadership and Strategic Planning trainers she has a key HR role as Director Human Resources for the Bank of Zambia (The Central bank). Prior to this role she was Chief Human Resource and Training Officer with Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) and has worked with other organisations such as Airtel Zambia, Airtel Africa and Atlas Mara.
During the course of her career, Mumbi has held senior positions in not only Zambia but also Kenya and Sierra Leone. She has also provided Human Resource training and support in countries such as Burkina Faso, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles and Niger.
Mumbi is a Harvard Alumni having completed a General Management Program with the prestigious Harvard Business School. She also holds Bachelor of Science with Education, a Masters of Business Administration and is a fellow with the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management. She is also a Certified International Business Leader (CIBL).
Through the years, knowing that you cannot teach what you don’t know, Mumbi’s journey has taught her enough to take up coaching and mentoring in personal development very keenly and she has coached and mentored many people.
Mumbi has had a passion for the training and development of people. She was responsible for setting up the Training and Development function at Celtel Zambia (Now operating as Airtel) Although Mumbi has specialised in Leadership and Strategy training she has delivered training in various subjects from Customer Services, General Management Programs, HR transformation training and in the Human Resources Function she has focused on building capability in various Human Resources Disciplines.
She has led change management initiatives with organisational impact such as rolling out Human Resource Information Systems and Implementing performance Management systems. Managing Job evaluation process with an impact on people, their grades and remuneration. Mumbi also played a key role to identify and drive culture change at an Organisational level which led to improved business performance.
She has co-facilitated workshops such as Leading people through Change for a bank in Zambia. Conducted change management workshops for over 150 leaders in groups of 20 each. More recently she designed and facilitated a virtual change Management program for a team of people from different banks from Ethiopia.
She recently developed a very successful new IABFM program aligning HR Strategy to Business Strategy. She is particularly passionate about the need to transform the HR function and ensure that the function delivers on Strategic Business requirements. She is involved in designing and developing training content and also enjoys delivering training. She works with learners to ensure that they obtain maximum value from the interaction with her by challenging them to think and participate in their learning.
(CAMS, FCA, FCIN, CRMA, CGIET, HCIB) // Group Chief Conduct and Compliance Officer of Access Bank Plc
Pattison Boleigha (CAMS, FCA, FCIN, CRMA, CGIET, HCIB) is the Group Chief Conduct and Compliance Officer of Access Bank Plc, one of the top three banks in Nigeria with presence in 17 countries in Africa, Europe and Middle East and Asia. He has 30 years of banking experience with 17 years in AML/CFT, regulatory compliance, internal controls, Financial Controls and Audit.
He worked for thirteen years in Citibank Nigeria covering, Internal Control, Internal Audit, Operations and Financial Control.
Pattison is a Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is also Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). Pattison is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Fellow of the Compliance Institute, Nigeria, and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
He has a Bsc Accounting degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Executive MBA, from RSUST, Port Harcourt Nigeria; an Alumnus of INSEAD, Harvard Business School, London Business School and IMD Executive programmes.
Currently Pattison is the President of Compliance Institute, Nigeria and President of Compliance Officers Forum of GIABA Member States (COFGMS). He is also a former Chairman of the Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN). Pattison represents Access Bank Plc in the International Banking Security Association (IBSA, the U.N Global Compact on Anti-Corruption Working Group and AML/CFT Working Group of the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
Chief Analyst // Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Parret Muteto is the Chief Analyst with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (Zambia). His role is to provide economic advice to investigative teams of the Commission, coordinate and manage research, education and advocacy activities as well as liaison functions of the Commission.
Parret has been with the Commission for 10 years serving in different portfolios which include investigations and processing of mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Mater of Philosophy in Competition Law and Policy, an Honours Degree in Economics and is a gazetted prosecutor for the Commission.
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer // Neterium.
Pascal is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Neterium. He is a business technologist with 20 years of experience in Financial Crime Compliance. Pascal been active in finance and technology since 1990, first at Euronext, then working for SWIFT, Instinet, SIDE and Fircosoft. At SIDE he designed the SafeWatch product line. At FircoSoft, he headed of Product Strategy then the innovation team. In 2017, he co-founded Neterium, an API-native scalable watchlist screening service. As a recognized authority in the FCC field, Pascal is a regular speaker at industry events worldwide. He has been closely involved in the development of four screening solutions since 2003, giving him unique experience and market knowledge.
Founding Member – Ydentity Organization
Tim Pagett is founding member of the Ydentity Organization. From the 1st of June 2022, Tim will assume the role of Deputy Chairman working with the Organization to refine the positioning of Ydentity from a business perspective.
Most recently Tim was the Deloitte Asia Pacific Financial Services Industry Leader. He was responsible for leading the development of the firm’s capabilities on the provision of full-range professional and advisory services to the financial services sector.
Tim’s 36 years of experience spans the full spectrum of audit and risk management in financial and non-financial institutions, from both the practitioner and service provider perspectives. He has been based in China for the past 16 years and has provided services to the leading players across the financial services markets. He is connected at both industry and regulatory levels and is a regular contributor to the development of the financial services industry.
Tim was also a member of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Clients & Industry Council, the Deloitte Asia Pacific Financial Services Leadership Executive Committee and the Deloitte Global Financial Services Executive Committee.
Tim has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Co-founder & CEO // Nayaone
Karan Jain, Nayaone’s co-founder and CEO, is a highly regarded technologist having spent over a decade promoting transformation and innovation within the finance and technology industries. Karan capitalises on his past experience building up impactful startups, as an executive at Westpac and as an advisor to government trade associations and regulatory bodies to deliver world-class financial products from ideation to market.
Chief Technology Officer, Ceramica Platino | Ph.D.(Cyber Security) | MSc( IT & Computer Science)
World CIO 200 |CIO Leadership |Top 10 Excellence in Digital Innovation |CIO1000 Asia & APAC | CIO 100 MEA| MCSE |CCNP|CISSP|CRISC|CISA|CISM|CCISO.
Specialist and Talks about robotics, cyber security, digital transformation, information technology, and artificial intelligence
C-Level Technology Consultant .Well experience with 23 years in the information technology and security Executive Management Positions, my profession experience in (Artificial intelligence / Internet of Things (IoT) / Machine learning ) with all Microsoft Systems & Applications, Oracle Applications and SAP Applications. Network Active and Passive components, Computers technical support and troubleshooting, Cisco , Mikrotik , Ubiquiti , Frotinet technologies, Microsoft Messaging Systems, Hotels Applications Wireless network, (CCTV/IP) Cams, telephony systems(VoIP/PBX) any other used software, Identify current and future system needs and provide. Solutions to match them, fully understand the legal requirements on IT governance and security. For any and IT projects costing/Planning will be an add on to contributing in increasing the business value by developing the actions, E-commerce strategies and digital marketing to growth up property revenues, Creating and maintain the I.T Budgets, I.T JOB Descriptions, I.T-Operations guide, For a Long term vision and strategic plans to assist effectively running the Information technology operation in addition to growth the business markets results.
PH.D, in African studies, Researcher in African Affairs , Ambassador of finance and Budget in AU- YAFTEMOPA
Delegated Lecturer To Teach at the Institute of Nile Basin Studies at Fayoum University . Assistant Editor In Chief of The African Affairs ring The Period From 2013- 2018 , Lecturer and training Expert at the United Academy Of Studies , Founding Member Of the African Association and Lecturer of the African Union Simulation Model in Cairo , has many Publications, Published research and Specialized Books in African Affairs
Group Managing Director, Accelerex Holdings
Tunde Ogungbade is a proven executive with over 25 years of leadership and management track record, driving sustainable growth responsibilities for businesses in Europe, Africa, and North America.
Most recently, he led an African Fintech firm, Accelerex, from a start-up to a private equity-backed multinational group of financial service businesses, overseeing the group’s expansion efforts into high-growth markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In his previous role as a co-founder with Integrata Security, he served as the Chief Technology Officer responsible for the product development and commercialization of wireless intrusion detection solutions using technology exclusively licensed from the NSA.
Prior to Integrata, he served in various management and technology leadership roles in North America, within the utilities (WSSC) and management consulting industries (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Sogeti, and PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was responsible for strategic execution, business turnaround and restructuring, expansion efforts for high growth, technology development & operations, enterprise technology funding, and product innovation for various industries.
He served as part of a transition team at the largest Maryland agency for a democratically elected US Governor. He was instrumental in contributing clear technology strategies and agency turnaround recommendations for the governor-elect’s policymaking. He also volunteers in a faith-based, not-for-profit organization providing leadership and mentorship to meet the local needs of the African diaspora community.
Tunde holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; an engineering master’s degree in Real-Time Systems from London Southbank University, UK; and an Executive MBA from Robert H. Smith School of Business, the University of Maryland.
Permanent Secretary of the Data Protection Commission (CDP) of Senegal.
Mamoudou Niane is the Permanent Secretary of the Data Protection Commission (CDP) of Senegal. He was the Director of Legal Affairs, Litigation and Compliance from November 2016 to March 2020.
He is Professor at Gaston Berger University Faculty of Law (Senegal).
Pr. Niane participated in the drafting of legislation on the Information Society and the Media in Senegal. More recently, he coordinated the reform of the legislative and regulatory framework on the protection of personnel data in Senegal. He is a member of several technical committees dedicated to the protection of personal data (Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity) and to Cybersecurity.
Director & Head of Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory, PwC Kenya
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
Joseph heads up PwC’s Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory unit, which is a team comprised primarily of qualified lawyers who support PwC clients with a broad range of legal and regulatory consulting services. Joseph is an accomplished corporate lawyer and compliance professional with more than 20 years post admission experience. Joseph has knowledge and experience in a broad range of areas including financial services compliance (including AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption), data protection and privacy, corporate governance, private equity, joint ventures, M&A, capital markets, competition law and wealth management.
He joined PwC from Standard Chartered Bank where he was heading up the business compliance function for the bank’s Corporate and Commercial Banking business segments in East Africa. Prior to that he was in private practice for four years with Coulson Harney (now Bowmans), a leading Kenyan corporate law firm. His career also includes eight years as a in-house legal counsel for two major Australian financial institutions, Westpac Banking Corporation and Macquarie Bank Limited.
Director & Head of Banking Pre-sales, Financial ServicesGBU Middle East/Africa/Turkey // Oracle