Jeremiah Grossman has over 15 years of experience in law and financial inclusion. A lawyer with a Master's degree in international relations, Jerry has worked with a variety of public- and private-sector stakeholders to promote the development of safe and enabling legal and regulatory frameworks that foster financial inclusion while protecting customers. At BFA, Jerry has worked on financial inclusion-related topics such as digital financial services (DFS) regulation and supervision, data protection, taxation, impact of DFS, and other topics related to DFS policy, law, and regulation. Prior to joining BFA, Jerry worked with mobile network operators to strengthen the foundations of their mobile money business and build partnerships for the creation of safe, enabling digital ecosystems through implementation of the Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers and development of the draft Mobile Money Certification Toolkit.
Jerry regularly advises central banks, private-sector financial service providers (e-money issuers and others), and international stakeholders on various legal and policy issues related to financial inclusion. Some examples of Jerry’s prior assignments include working closely with central bank staff to develop e-money, agent banking, and branchless banking regulations in Namibia, Ethiopia, and Yemen; identifying promising global examples of digital financial services for smallholder farmers; co-authoring a digital finance handbook for USAID staff; supporting efforts to strengthen microfinance regulation and supervision in the Middle East and North Africa; and analyzing regulatory frameworks for e-money and branchless banking throughout the world.
Jerry holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BSc in Natural Resources from Cornell University. He is proficient in Tagalog and has conversational knowledge of Spanish and French.