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Antonia Esser
Senior Associate at Cenfri


Antonia Esser is a Senior Associate at Cenfri, an independent not-for-profit think tank based in South Africa. At Cenfri, Antonia does research around financial inclusion, and supporting financial sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. Additionally, Cenfri provides advice and develops capacity building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers and other parties operating in emerging markets. In collaboration with key partners, Cenfri actively engages across Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Antonia is a development economist. Her research focus at Cenfri is the role of technology in inclusive insurance for providers, consumers and businesses in emerging markets. Furthermore, she is engaged in researching and developing African national and regional payments systems with a particular focus on remittance channels. She is passionate about solving real world problems and believes in the power of evidence-driven policy making to advance emerging market economies.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Future of Digital Financial Services in Africa


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