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 microfinance and migrant remittances Burundi 1987-1989 Togo 1990-1992 Burkina Faso 2002-2003 Guinée-Conakry 1992-1994 Congo- Brazzaville 1992-1993-1994 Ivory Coast 1992-1993-1994-1995-1996 Senegal 1992-1993-1994-2003 Seychelles 1994 Poland 1992 Mali 2003 Ethiopia 2003-2006 Myanmar 2004 Morocco 2004-2006-2008 USA 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008 Tunisia 2005 Kenya 2005 Palestine 2005 Jordan 2005 Madagascar 2003 Mozambique 2006 Congo DRC 2006 Haiti 2006 Bangladesh 2006 – 2007 Nigeria 2007 Nicaragua 2006 Peru 2008 Inde 2007 Azerbaidjan 2008-2009-2010 Tchad 2008 Sudan/Egypt 2008-2009 Grenada 2009 Haiti 2009-2010-2011 Kazakhstan 2011 Belgium 2011 Haiti, RDC twice, Comoros, Madagascar, Benin 2012 Haiti, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Azerbaidjan, Rwanda 2013 Madagascar (4x), Morocco, Rwanda 2014 Specialties, Main Skills: 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;