John Owens

Senior Digital Financial Services Advisor in Miami, Florida

John Owens

Senior Digital Financial Services Advisor in Miami, Florida

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Listed in the Top 108 Financial Services Influencers to Follow by The Financial Brand and among the 250 Fintech Influencers in 2016 by Jay Palter Social Advisory site. He was also previously listed among the top 10 Twitter accounts to follow by the Guardian in the area of e-money and financial inclusion and the Top 20 Twitter e-commerce enthusiasts to follow by Zooz. An attorney, consultant, board member & senior advisor with more than 25 years of experience in inclusive financial services with a focus on digital financial services and payments. He is currently a senior policy advisor to the World Bank/IFC Group, the Asian Development Bank and a Fellow with ACCION International. He was previously the Senior Advisor on Digital Financial Services & Other Financial Inclusion Policies for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). Under AFI, he provided direct support to the Digital Financial Services Working Group, the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative, and represented AFI on the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) subgroup on Markets and Payments Systems. He has worked and lectured in all emerging market regions of the world. His areas of expertise include a deep understanding of the role of regulation and policies to support digital financial services and financial inclusion. He also has extensive international project management experience planning, designing & implementing inclusive financial services (credit, savings, insurance, remittances and payment products) both on the policy/regulatory side as well as directly with banks and non-bank financial institutions. He has managed several international projects and has written and lectured on various aspects of digital financial services, payments and financial inclusion.

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  • Education
    • Notre Dame Law School