Join us at the Mobile Money Leadership Forum on Thursday, 28 July 2016

The GSMA Mobile Money programme is delighted to convene industry leaders, policymakers and key mobile money stakeholders at its seventh Mobile Money Leadership Forum. Taking place in Dar es Salaam, this is an opportunity to share market insights, identify future innovations, and discuss the evolution of the industry.  We hope that you can join us for the day where expert panellists will be discussing key industry topics.

Some of our confirmed speakers include:

    • Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Vice President Digital & Financial Services, Mobilink Pakistan
    • Francesca Brown, Private Sector Development Adviser, DFID
    • Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP
    • Eric Barbier, CEO, TransferTo
    • Roar Bjaerum, Vice President of Financial Services, Telenor
    • Tom Chaplin, Country Manager Tanzania, MILVIK BIMA
    • Sunil Colaso, Managing Director, Airtel, Tanzania
    • Bernard Dadi, Director, National Payments System, Bank of Tanzania
    • Emmanuel de Dinechin, Lead Partner, Altai
    • Diego Gutierrez, General Manager, Tigo, Tanzania
    • Yan Kwizera, Business Development Director, Rwanda Online Platform
    • Thomas Lammer, Senior Payments System Specialist, The World Bank
    • Judah Levine, CEO, Mondato
    • Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Officer, M-Commerce, Vodacom, Tanzania
    • Alban Luherne, Orange Money Director, AMEA Orange
    • Dr Gabriel Mougani, Chief Regional Integration Economist, African Development Bank
    • Harry Mwangi, Head of Digital Payments – Government Secretariat, ICT Authority – Kenya
    • Rosita Najmi, Financial Inclusion, Social and Economic Development, Impact Investing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Edward Ndichu, Head of Digital Financial Services & Mobile Payments, KCB Group
    • Amolo Ng’weno, ‎East Africa Regional Director, Bankable Frontier Associates
    • Dare Okoudjou, CEO, MFS Africa
    • Christine Sabwa, Chief Operating Officer, Airtel Money Africa
    • Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women, GSMA
    • Papa Sow, General Manager, Tigo Chad
    • Ruan Swanepoel, Head of Mobile Financial Services, Tigo, Tanzania
    • Ameya Upadhyay, Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network
    • Tidhar Wald, Head, Government and Corporate Relations, Better Than Cash Alliance/UNCDF
    • Brian Wamatu, Head of M-PESA Product Development, Safaricom
    • Chris Williamson, Senior Strategy Manager, M-Pesa, Vodafone Group



Event registration is now open and we hope that you will join us for the three-day event. If you are only able to attend the Mobile Money Leadership Forum on Thursday, 28 July, contact [email protected] for specific registration details.

Session agenda:





The Mobile Money Leadership Forum keynote will discuss the importance of creating an enabling and trust-based environment with a specific focus on the role of policymakers.


Impact & innovation in Tanzania: Leading the mobile money revolution 

Revolutionising access to finance in Tanzania – a look at how the industry is staying ahead of the curve by initiating collaborative efforts through the development of interoperable systems, while at the same time, remaining competitive through innovative customer propositions. Hear from our panel about their view on what’s next.


The catalytic role of mobile money in financial sector development

Evidence shows that mobile money is a key driver of financial sector development in some emerging markets. The prolific growth of mobile money usage has highlighted its complementary—rather than competing—role relative to traditional providers of financial services. This session will bring together regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders to explore policy strategies for accelerating integrated mobile financial services.


Disrupting international remittances through mobile money

The UN Sustainable Development Goals call for a reduction in the transaction costs of migrant remittances to less than 3 per cent by 2030. The emergence of scalable mobile money remittance models and the development of a broader mobile money ecosystem-particularly in Africa-indicates that mobile money could be best placed to achieve this. Expert panellists will discuss the implications and the regulatory requirements needed to realise this goal.


Connected Women: Insights for driving growth in mobile money services

Join us to explore how women are adopting and using mobile money, and how to better reach women with mobile money services. The session will draw on new research and analysis and will explore opportunities and practical approaches for better targeting women with mobile money services.


The next generation of mobile money and ecosystem development 

As both the industry and services mature, mobile money providers continue to seek scale and a more active client base through innovative approaches, including evolving provider structures, business models, and channels. This session explores the trends that will drive the next generation of mobile money and ecosystem development.


Digitising government payments: The opportunities, benefits and factors for success 

Mobile operators are playing a key role in digitising payment streams between governments and citizens via mobile money, with live services in 25 markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America. These public-private partnerships are helping to strengthen domestic resource mobilisation across a variety of sectors, including education, tax, licensing and health. This session will explore the opportunities, benefits and success factors for digitising government payments.




Continue to follow us on Twitter @gsmammu for the latest updates and join the conversation #MMLF16