AGATA SZYDLOWSKA – Senior Business Development & Programs Manager Creditinfo Group

Agata brings to the table over 17 years’ experience working with financial infrastructure frameworks and credit risk management within emerging markets concept.

Throughout understanding of Africa region, business development and project management capabilities enhanced by experience with governments and donor organizations she provides a firm fundamentals to bring financial inclusion into action.

While at Creditinfo Group for over two years Agata held position of Head of Financial Inclusion and Credit Bureau awareness focusing on financial inclusion projects across Africa, serving as a Chairman of the Board of their Regional Credit Bureau in West Africa (operations covering 8 countries) as well as setting up of the Creditinfo Academy. Prior to joining Creditinfo she worked as the Financial Specialist -Financial Infrastructure within Advisory Services at the International Finance Corporation (IFC - World Bank Group), based in Nairobi, Kenya. As IFC Specialist she was responsible for complex credit bureau projects in Sub-Saharan Africa region, which provided her with additional credit information sharing and financial inclusion background.

Her professional experience included working for one of the first credit bureaus in Africa Region – Credit Reference Bureau Africa Limited (currently part of TransUnion), where as a General Manager she launched its operations in Tanzania.

This experience has been enriched by many years of being involved with international private sector at various finance and credit risk management positions, like the one working for international petrol company based in Geneva, Switzerland, overlooking Africa region.

Over the recent years Agata has been a speaker, panelist and a moderator at a various industry conferences around the world, in 2016 she joined Finance Indaba in South Africa as one of the Fintech Awards Africa 2016 judge.