Rosita Namji

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Category: Policy Makers & Regulatory Experts

Rosita is passionate about leveraging fintech to advance access and usage of financial services for those living under $2/day, and has advised and led collaborations with governments, the private sector, civil society, and multilateral organizations and bodies, including the G7 and G20.

At the foundation, she leads a $9M p.a. portfolio of fintech related investments, including women’s financial inclusion advocacy and digital financial services and taxation policy.

She was a founding funder and served as the chair of steering committee of the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A) program, which pairs financial regulators with global fintech entrepreneurs to develop solutions for financial supervision.

Rosita serves on the executive committee of the Better than Cash Alliance – a UN-based consortium of governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth.

She also helped create and serves as an advisor to FinEquity, a women’s financial inclusion community of practice hosted by CGAP at the World Bank. FinEquity comprises of a network of researchers, public, private, and nonprofit organizations and coordinates efforts to increase funding effectiveness, creates intellectual capital, and spurs innovation in women’s economic empowerment across nearly 60 countries and 350 organizations.