Board of Directors

Bank of Tanzania Governor Benno Ndulu

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s work is driven by its members and overseen by the AFI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides overall strategic guidance on the future direction of AFI, offering innovative ideas and advice on meeting objectives, identifying new opportunities, and building the AFI Network.

Benno Ndulu Chair of the AFI Board of Directors and Governor at the Bank of Tanzania

Benno Ndulu
Chair of the AFI Board of Directors and Governor at the Bank of Tanzania

Isaac Sidney M. Ferreira, Deputy Governor at Banco Central do

Isaac Sidney M. Ferreira
Vice-Chair of the AFI Board and Deputy Governor at Banco Central do Brasil

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Bank Indonesia


Vladimir Chistyukhin, Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Chistyukhin
Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Johnson Asiama, Second Deputy Governor at Bank of Ghana

Dr. Johnson Asiama
Second Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana

Luis Delgado, SUGEF

Luis Delgado
President, Consejo Nacional de Supervisión del Sistema Financiero, Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (Costa Rica)

Fazle Kabir, Governor at Bangladesh Bank (BB)

Fazle Kabir
Governor at Bangladesh Bank

Jason Lamb, Gates Foundation

Jason Lamb
Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Alfred Hannig, AFI Executive Director

Alfred Hannig
AFI Executive Director


AFI Committees

The AFI Board of Directors are supported by high-level committees that it establishes to provide specialized support in accordance to the respective Committee’s Terms of Reference.

  • Budget and Finance Committee: AFI’s Budget and Finance Committee provides oversight of AFI’s financial strategy and management of financial resources, which include membership fees and donor funding. Members are: Bank Negara Malaysia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Reserve Bank of Fiji, National Bank of Rwanda, Palestine Monetary Authority, and Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (BCEAO).
  • Global Standards and Policy Committee : AFI’s Global Standards and Policy Committee provides guidance and advice for AFI’s engagement and peer learning initiative with international Standard-Setting Bodies, and oversees policy and programs initiatives proposed by AFI Working Groups and AFI Management Unit. Members are: Bank Negara Malaysia, Bangladesh Bank, Central Bank of Kenya, Reserve Bank of Malawi, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) Mexico, Banco Central del Paraguay, and Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
  • Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee : AFI’s Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion Committee provides leadership on advancing and promoting women’s financial inclusion in the AFI Network. Members are: Bank of Zambia,Central Bank of Lesotho, National Bank of Rwanda, National Bank of Cambodia, Central Bank of Egypt, and Bank Indonesia.
  • Advisory Group : AFI’s Advisory Group provides strategic advice to the AFI Board of Directors and Management Unit in order to promote sustainable value to AFI members with the ultimate goal of achieving AFI’s vision. Members are generally partners (non-AFI members) who provide external stakeholder perspective on financial inclusion and may include AFI’s funding partners, intellectual partners, and experts in financial inclusion global advocacy.
  • Group of Donors: The Group of Donors represents all funding partners in the AFI Network.