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Damola Owolade

Damola Owolade

Head: SADC Financial Inclusion Programme

FinMark Trust

Damola leads the SADC financial inclusion programme at FinMark Trust. He is responsible for regional programmes that focus on the development of informal cross-border trade, regional cross-border remittances, and innovation in financial integrity to reduce the cost of consumer due diligence and KYC rules. The monitoring and development of dashboards for the SADC, MSME social protection and supplier development also form part of his portfolio. Damola brings more than 10 years of experience in the field of financial inclusion.

His academic background combined with practical expertise gained from working in the financial sector equips him with a profound understanding of the trust network required to foster and promote financial inclusion effectively. His skill set includes data analysis and measurement, grant implementation and administration, and capacity building. Damola holds a master’s degree in econometrics. Blogs The many face survey Closing gaps, building bridges Guiding regulators and policymakers away from “uptake” and towards new financial inclusion indicators Income Relief Fund for SADC Migrants – Updates to our community The Great Reset – rethinking the data and measurement framework