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Simon Priollaud

Associate Consultant DFS

Simon Priollaud

Simon Priollaud has about 10 years of experience in Digital Financial Services. He joined PHB as an Associate Consultant in September 2017.

Simon has been working with PHB Development on a few projects since 2017. He crafted the financial projections for financial institutions in DRC and in Benin, working towards developing an automated savings and loan solution. He co-animated a workshop in Cotonou on automated savings and loan in Benin, gathering the DFS industry. He also crafted the financial model for MTN to develop an ecosystem with the Zemidjans (taxi motorbikes) in Benin. Currently, he is supporting an MNO and an MFI to implement a bank to wallet solution in Western Africa.

Previously, Simon was in charge of DFS projects with Inbox Consulting between 2015 and 2017. His main assignment was to successfully implement a DFS solution across five countries in Africa and Asia (budget of 2M. Eur).  Simon also headed the Digital Financial Services practice within the Positive Planet network (formerly “PlaNet Finance”, 40 countries) between 2013 and 2015. He has also spent four years on field implementing end to end Digital Financial Services in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Madagascar and Morocco.

Over the last years:

– he supported 25+ Financial institutions (MFIs, postal networks, VSLAs and banks) on implementing DFS (mainly on Mobile Banking, Mobile Money and Agency Banking) worked with 10+ Mobile Money Solutions and other acceptance networks (card issuers, third party operators…)

– conducted 10+ quantitative and qualitative studies on DFS

– conducted 10+ quantitative and qualitative studies on DFS

– supported 2 Western African Government on how to foster financial inclusion with DFS.

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