Bart-Jan is Director of Inclusive Financial Technology for the GSMA’s Mobile Money Programme. His team researches, develops, test, and pilots the latest technologies, and ensuing operating models, that are relevant to the future of mobile money. He is responsible for the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, in which the GSMA, mobile money operators, technology providers, payments companies, and other industry stakeholders can work together to develop and trial technological solutions for the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities related to financial inclusion of the poor.
Before joining the GSMA, Bart-Jan consulted companies around the globe in the domain of mobile and digital payments, including operators, handset manufacturers, banks, and regulators. After, he managed a business unit for UL, working with leading handset manufacturers and financial institutions to bring their innovative mobile payments services to market in 25+ countries.
Bart-Jan has worked and lived abroad in various countries, including the US, Brazil, Switzerland, and Sudan. He holds a PhD in physics from Leiden University.