Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The annual lecture is FSD Kenya’s flagship event. Held every year since 2015, the annual lecture highlights new thinking and raises cutting-edge issues in the field of financial inclusion. Past speakers have included Dr. Tavneet Suri, a development economist and associate professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management; Consumer protection expert Rafe Mazer; leading British Economist and author of Other People’s Money, John Kay; and accomplished Entrepreneur Julian Kyula, founder of MODE Group, a fintech spanning over 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now in its fifth year, event promises to facilitate debate on the long-term vision of the financial sector in Kenya.
This year’s speaker, Dr David Ferrand, is a long-time observer of Kenya’s financial sector. He played a key role in FSD Kenya’s inception nearly 20 years ago and served as its director until June 2019. Dr Ferrand will deliver a lecture titled “Financing Kenya: 2020 hindsight for Vision 2030,” in which he will share reflections on the past few decades of Kenya’s financial inclusion journey, and provide insights on the kind of financial sector that will help deliver Kenya’s long term aspiration to achieve middle-income status.