Governance

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion’s work is driven by its members under the oversight of 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.

More information on AFI’s governance is available in the Articles of Association.

 

 

Dr. Jesús de la Fuente Rodríguez

Board Chair and President, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) Mexico

Ariff Ali

Board Vice-Chair and Governor, Reserve Bank of Fiji

Martin Galstyan

Governor, Central Bank of Armenia

Maha Prasad Adhikari

Nepal Rastra Bank

Dr. Patrick Njoroge

Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

José Cantero Sienra

President, Banco Central del Paraguay

National Bank of Cambodia

Dr. Karamo KABA

Governor, Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée

Nadia Gamha

Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia

Dr. Alfred Hannig

AFI Executive Director and Secretary to the AFI Board of Directors

The Board Committees


In carrying out its oversight role, the AFI Board of Directors receives specialized support from the committees of the Board in accordance to the respective Committee’s Terms of Reference.


Audit Committee:

AFI’s Audit Committee provides oversight of AFI’s process assurance, internal controls and risk management. Members are: Bank of Tanzania, Central Bank of Lesotho, Bank of Sierra Leone, Banco Central de Timor-Leste and Central Bank of Jordan.

Audit Committee Charter
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 of Papua New Guinea, Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria Ecuador, Bank of Uganda, Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Palestine Monetary Authority and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Budget and Finance Committee TOR
Global Standards and Policy Committee:

AFI’s Global Standards and Policy Committee provides guidance and advice on AFI’s engagement and peer learning initiative with international Standard-Setting Bodies, endorses Financial Inclusion Policy Models developed by AFI's Working Groups and oversees policy and programs initiatives in the AFI network. Members are: Bank of Zambia, Bank of Tanzania, Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria Ecuador, Bank Negara Malaysia and Central Bank of Jordan.

GSP Committee TOR
Gender Inclusive Finance Committee:

AFI’s Gender Inclusive Finance Committee provides leadership in advancing and promoting women’s financial inclusion in the AFI network and the implementation of the Denarau Action Plan. Members are: Bangladesh Bank, Bank of Ghana, Bank Al-Maghrib Morocco, Palestine Monetary Authority, Banco Central del Paraguay, Bank of Uganda and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe .

GIF Committee TOR
Investment Committee :

AFI’s Investment Committee oversees the governance and management of the AFI Endowment Fund and supports the Board in monitoring the investment strategies, performance and effectiveness of the AFI Endowment Fund according to Board-approved AFI Endowment Fund Policy and Investment Guidelines. Members are: Central Bank of Seychelles, Nepal Rastra Bank, Central Bank of the Bahamas, Central Bank of Egypt, and Banco Central de Timor-Leste.

Investment Committee TOR
Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Special Committee :

AFI’s Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Special Committee oversees the process of exploring the IGO status for AFI and provides strategic guidance to the Board and Management Unit on the legal form and structure of the prospective IGO. Members are: Banco Nacional de Angola, Bangladesh Bank, Banque de la République du Burundi, Superintendente de Bancos Ecuador, Bank Al-Maghrib, Central Bank of Nigeria and Centrale Bank van Suriname.

IGOSC TOR

The Board Committees


In carrying out its oversight role, the AFI Board of Directors receives specialized support from the committees of the Board in accordance to the respective Committee’s Terms of Reference.


AFI’s Audit Committee provides oversight of AFI’s process assurance, internal controls and risk management. Members are: Bank of Tanzania, Central Bank of Lesotho, Bank of Sierra Leone, Banco Central de Timor-Leste and Central Bank of Jordan.

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 of Papua New Guinea, Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria Ecuador, Bank of Uganda, Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Palestine Monetary Authority and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

AFI’s Global Standards and Policy Committee provides guidance and advice on AFI’s engagement and peer learning initiative with international Standard-Setting Bodies, endorses Financial Inclusion Policy Models developed by AFI's Working Groups and oversees policy and programs initiatives in the AFI network. Members are: Bank of Zambia, Bank of Tanzania, Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador, Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan, Superintendencia de Economía Popular y Solidaria Ecuador, Bank Negara Malaysia and Central Bank of Jordan.

AFI’s Gender Inclusive Finance Committee provides leadership in advancing and promoting women’s financial inclusion in the AFI network and the implementation of the Denarau Action Plan. Members are: Bangladesh Bank, Bank of Ghana, Bank Al-Maghrib Morocco, Palestine Monetary Authority, Banco Central del Paraguay, Bank of Uganda and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe .

AFI’s Investment Committee oversees the governance and management of the AFI Endowment Fund and supports the Board in monitoring the investment strategies, performance and effectiveness of the AFI Endowment Fund according to Board-approved AFI Endowment Fund Policy and Investment Guidelines. Members are: Central Bank of Seychelles, Nepal Rastra Bank, Central Bank of the Bahamas, Central Bank of Egypt, and Banco Central de Timor-Leste.

AFI’s Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Special Committee oversees the process of exploring the IGO status for AFI and provides strategic guidance to the Board and Management Unit on the legal form and structure of the prospective IGO. Members are: Banco Nacional de Angola, Bangladesh Bank, Banque de la République du Burundi, Superintendente de Bancos Ecuador, Bank Al-Maghrib, Central Bank of Nigeria and Centrale Bank van Suriname.

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