The UKIFC is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Modupe Ladipo as a Senior Advisor. Ms Ladipo specializes in financial inclusion and has over 25 years’ experience in financial services working across complex environments in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.

Based in Nigeria, Ms Ladipo will strengthen the UKIFC’s Government Advisory capability, particularly in Africa where financial inclusion is a key policy driver.

A pioneer of non-interest (Islamic) finance in Nigeria Ms Ladipo is the former CEO and current Chair of Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA); a leading NGO backed by UK Government’s DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

UKIFC Advisory Board Member Mr Omar Shaikh said: “We worked closely with Modupe and her team during our time in Nigeria and were impressed by her passion, professionalism and the technical expertise she demonstrated in making the Nigerian financial system work better, especially for the poor. As a recognised leader in financial inclusion across Africa and with strong knowledge of both conventional and Islamic finance, we look forward to working with Modupe to expand our work in emerging markets and using non-interest/Islamic finance to address financial inclusion.”

Commenting on her appointment Ms Ladipo said: “I joined the UKIFC as a Senior Advisor to provide thought leadership on how Islamic and Ethical Finance can contribute to the global financial inclusion agenda. I look forward to provide technical support for the development of innovative Islamic and Ethical Finance products aimed at low income earners across multiple jurisdictions.”

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