Simone di Castri

Simone di Castri

Senior Consulting Associate - Policy Development and RegTech

Simone is an expert in policy development for financial and digital inclusion, with a focus on emerging markets. He is the Director of the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator and has worked with global standard setters, senior policymakers, regulators and private sector executives from 40+ countries. He has designed and implemented new policies to improve the efficiency of the financial sector and the digital ecosystem and focused on legal drafting, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), technology solutions for regulators and supervisors (RegTech), fintech regulation, and data and privacy frameworks. He also teaches a course on “Digital Approaches to Development: ICT4D and Digital Citizenship” at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Simone was also the Advocacy and Regulatory Director for the Mobile Money program at the GSM Association. In this role he worked with the decision-makers to address the policy and regulatory barriers that were preventing mobile financial services providers from scaling and serving the low-income customers, and with the industry to improve risk mitigation and compliance policies, launching and implementing of the Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers. Simone has also worked for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) where he managed AFI grant portfolio in Latin America and Francophone Africa, and conceived and coordinated the working group on financial consumer empowerment and market conduct. He has also worked as Policy Analyst at the World Bank (CGAP), and microfinance Junior Project Manager and Research Coordinator at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). He is a lawyer, with a PhD in Law and Economics, and speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish. He has authored a range of publications that can be downloaded here.

Publications by this author

Toolkit assists government agencies to design AML/CFT SupTech roadmaps
Policy and Regulation |

Toolkit assists government agencies to design AML/CFT SupTech roadmaps

The capacity to adopt Supervisory technology (SupTech) solutions varies widely. Anti-money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)...

By Simone di Castri
The DataStack blueprint
Policy and Regulation |

The DataStack blueprint

    The DataStack, introduced below and elaborated on in our more detailed report, is both (a) a map...

By Simone di Castri
Financial Authorities in the Era of Data Abundance: RegTech for Regulators and SupTech Solutions
Policy and Regulation |

Financial Authorities in the Era of Data Abundance: RegTech for Regulators and SupTech Solutions

Financial service providers are quickly adopting regulatory technology (RegTech) to ease the burden of compliance. This white paper shows...

By Simone di Castri
R²A Podcast: Bringing New Technologies to Financial Authorities
Policy and Regulation |

R²A Podcast: Bringing New Technologies to Financial Authorities

Simone di Castri, R²A Managing Director, spoke with Sean Creehan and Paul Tierno of the Federal Reserve Bank of San...

By Simone di Castri
R²A Case Study: Chatbot Prototype
Inclusive Fintech |

R²A Case Study: Chatbot Prototype

The consumer complaints system at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the Philippines Central Bank, hereafter BSP) was limited by...

By Simone di Castri
The RegTech for Regulators (R²A) process
Policy and Regulation |

The RegTech for Regulators (R²A) process

The purpose of this working paper is to share the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator’s (R2A) approach, process, and tools...

By Simone di Castri
GOING BEYOND REGULATORY SANDBOXES TO ENABLE FINTECH INNOVATION IN EMERGING MARKETS
Inclusive Fintech |

GOING BEYOND REGULATORY SANDBOXES TO ENABLE FINTECH INNOVATION IN EMERGING MARKETS

Although technological solutions promise access to cheaper and safer financial services, creating regulation that enables innovation in the fintech...

By Simone di Castri