Kombe Kaponda

Financial Markets Infrastructure Specialist, Central Bank of Zambia

A leading regional finance, Central Banker and technology professional who is a highly motivated digital financial services and financial markets networks infrastructure specialist, current lead of the team researching on the feasibility of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Zambia and the Chairperson of the Fintech WG. I’m a scholar for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), have a Master’s Degree in ICT Regulation, Policy and Management (MEng.), a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc.), a certified Chartered Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP) in Zambia certified by Tufts University under the Fletcher School of Law and diplomacy. Kombe is a very active contributor to SADC and the global fintech and digital innovations agenda and is a member of the IMF (International Monetary Fund Technology Community of Practice (CoP) deliberating on CBDC, currently sitting on the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Architecture Interoperability committee, Taxonomy & CBDC, Digital Currency Ecosystem Global Initiative Working group.