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John Owens

John Owens is a distinguished professional in the field of digital financial services, with an expansive career spanning over three decades. His expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including regulatory support for digital finance, payments, and financial inclusion, backed by significant international experience in policy design and project management across emerging markets. 

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Senior Digital Financial Services Advisor

John Owen's work as a consultant and advisor, including roles with the Asian Development Bank and contributions to G20 GPFI initiatives, underscores his commitment to leveraging digital financial services for societal advancement.


As a senior digital financial services advisor, Owens has been recognized among the leading financial services influencers globally, reflecting his impactful contributions to the field. His advocacy for financial inclusion and the transformative potential of digital finance aligns closely with the themes of the Fin+AI 2024 Conference. 


Owens's extensive background in advising regulatory bodies and financial institutions positions him as an ideal participant, offering valuable insights into the intersection of finance, technology, and policy for enhancing financial accessibility worldwide. 

John is a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and believes that digital financial services can play a transformative role in improving the lives of people in developing countries. He is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant and his work has been featured in leading publications such as The Financial Times, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.

John has worked and lectured in all emerging market regions of the world. His areas of expertise include a deep understanding of the role of regulation and policies to support digital financial services, payments, open finance, and financial inclusion.


He also has extensive international project management experience planning, designing, and implementing inclusive financial services (credit, savings, insurance, remittances, and payment products) both on the policy/regulatory side as well as directly with banks and non-bank financial institutions. He has managed several international projects and has written and lectured on various aspects of digital financial services, payments, and financial inclusion.

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