Fintech Specialist, Department for International Trade (DIT)
Sameer is currently a FinTech Specialist, in the Financial and Professional Services team at the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). In this role, Sameer supports the Government’s work promoting the UK FinTech sector, leading on engagement with emerging markets, and the United States.
Prior to working at DIT, Sameer was the Head of Policy & Regulation at Innovate Finance, working across the UK FinTech sector to provide political, public policy and regulatory guidance. Sameer also managed the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on FinTech, and lead on Innovate Finance’s work with stakeholders from across industry and academia, to develop a national strategy for sector.
Sameer has a keen interest in issues related to social enterprise, technology and policy – as a former member of the ‘30 Young Leaders Under 30Network’, Youth G20, St Petersburg International Economic Forum, and Director of Partnerships for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Sameer was also recently named as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential BAME leaders in technology.