Toward Data Standards for Inclusive Fintech
Join MIX and FinDev Gateway as we discuss the power of data to transform inclusive fintech. Hosted by Chrissy Martin, MIX’s Fintech Data Solutions Lead, this webinar will delve into the need for standardized data for investors and fintech companies, as well as findings from MIX’s recent effort to create fintech benchmarks. Chrissy will be joined by leading voices in the inclusive fintech space including Amee Parbhoo, Director of Investments at Accion Venture Lab; Jeremy Leach, Founder and CEO of Inclusivity Solutions; and Gayatri Murthy, Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP.
Chrissy Martin Meier (Moderator)
Chrissy, Fintech Data Solutions Lead at MIX, has 10 years of experience in expanding access to financial services, working with a diverse set of stakeholders ranging from MNOs, social enterprise, donors, non-for-profits, and multilateral institutions. At MIX, she is leading the development of the Fintech Data Solution through a user-centered product design process. Chrissy started her career launching the first mobile money product in Haiti with the mobile network operator Digicel. Since, she has served as the Customer Experience Manager at the social enterprise Zoona in Zambia and Malawi, and as Senior Digital Finance Specialist with USAID's Digital Development team.
Amee Parbhoo is the Director of Investments with Accion Venture Lab, Accion’s seed-stage impact investment initiative in fintech for the underserved. She supports investment activities globally, leads Venture Lab’s governance and investments in Africa, and manages special projects, including the Venture Lab’s Company Builder initiative. Prior to joining Accion, Amee worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, serving clients focused on financial services and international development, and led strategic initiatives at SKS Microfinance in India, designing new product lines in credit and microsavings, testing new technologies and platforms, and working on the company’s initial public offering. Amee has consulted with a number of financial inclusion enterprises, including Root Capital, Jipange Kusave, and Grameen Bank. She has a B.A. from Davidson College and an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Jeremy, Founder and CEO of Inclusivity Solutions, is recognized as a global expert in mobile financial services with a particular expertise in microinsurance and digital insurance. He has been involved in advising, researching and implementing initiatives across the world. An experienced executive in both the private and public sector, Jeremy has been a Director at BFA, a global consultancy focused on innovation in responsible financial services, where he advised and supported a number of global insurers and mobile operators. As Divisional Director and Head of Microinsurance at the Hollard Insurance Group he drove a range of insurance innovations internationally, from product development to distribution to consumer engagement. Leading Hollard’s work on m-insurance he established a partnership and pilot with MTN Group and advised on initiatives in Pakistan, China and other countries. Prior to Hollard, Jeremy was Executive Director at FinMark Trust where his leadership on insurance and mobile money had global impact.