- 2018 Speakers
International Finance Corporation , FinTech Investment Lead, Latin America
Kai Schmitz is Investment Lead for the Global FinTech Investment Group of IFC, the largest Fintech investor in emerging markets. He is responsible for equity and debt investments in emerging market Fintech companies, with focus on Payments and Online Lenders. In Latin America, he worked on Fintech investments in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Mexio, and Uruguay. Kai is a Board member or advisor at different FinTech and financial services companies in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the US, including companies in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Before joining IFC, Kai worked at the Payment Systems Development Group of the World Bank, advising central banks, other government agencies and multilateral organizations such as the G20 DWG on payment market regulation. Previously he was co-founder and Executive Vice President/COO of MFIC, a financial services platform in the US targeted at immigrants from Latin America, and co-founded a remittance company in London called Money Systems. Originally a lawyer, he worked at law firms in London and Hamburg.