Financial inclusion is more than just having a bank account, it is a key element of social and economic inclusion. According to a recent McKinsey study ~2.5bn of the world’s adults are unbanked, with 2.2bn of these in developing markets. Reaching the unbanked is a win for financial providers and a win for the people as it can help them save and obtain access to a wider range of welfare benefits. OnFrontiers allows you to schedule consultations with pre-vetted practitioners and consultants spanning hundreds of specializations around the world.
A digital financial services expert and lawyer with more than 25 years of field experience in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. More than 12 years of experience managing complex international projects focused on digital financial services, payments and financial inclusion, with extensive experience working with banks, card companies, non-bank financial institutions and other e-payment providers.
Jean is a development finance specialist with 30 years on the field in more than 40 countries with a goal in reducing poverty through micro-finance and migrant remittances, His specialties includes: Microfinance (MIS, Mbanking, ebanking), Migrant remittances, Fund management, Guarantee
Over 12 years of progressive international experience in consulting, project management, research and operations for financial services for the unbanked. Cross regional work experience in Asia (India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Bangladesh and Nepal), Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi and Ethiopia) and Oceania (Fiji and Papua New Guinea). Hands on experience in digital financial services, micro-finance, agricultural finance and financial inclusion. Worked with some of the largest Banks, Mobile Network Operators (Telcos), technology companies, microfinance institutions and other stakeholders such as funders, central banks and relevant government bodies. Certified trainer in Market Research, Product Development, Pilot Testing, Process Mapping, Internal Audit and Control, Customer Service and Branch Manager’s Training. Also published several papers on digital finance and financial inclusion. Strong understanding of the financial infrastructure, bottlenecks and financial behavior and requirements of low-income households and enterprises.
Priya Surya is the CEO and Founder of Pareto (YC F3), a fintech startup focused on commitment savings, credit, and insurance. Prior to founding Pareto, she led new market growth in Asia for Bima--a mobile microinsurance company, and worked with the World Bank on technology and financial inclusion in South Asia. Content expertise: Financial services--insurance, credit, savings; Telecom partnerships; Functional expertise: Asia expansion, digital products, distribution strategy;