Dr Desné Masie
Chief Strategist, IC Intelligence
Dr Desné Masie is an economist and thought leader in international financial markets, specialising in fintech, regulation and policy. She has held senior roles in academia, media and finance in the UK and South Africa. She is the Chief Strategist at IC Intelligence and a fellow at the Wits School of Governance. She was a senior associate in financial services at Global Counsel, and has written for a wide range of financial media, including the Financial Mail, the Guardian, International Business Times, African Banker, Fintech Futures and Forbes, most recently on crypto-assets, open banking, fintech partnerships and artificial intelligence. She was named in Innovate Finance’s 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist. Dr Masie holds an MSc in Finance & Financial Law from SOAS, and a PhD in Finance from Edinburgh.