Dr Desné Masie is an economist and thought leader in international finance, specialising in regulation, policy and innovation. She has held senior roles in academia, media and finance in the UK and South Africa.
She is a senior associate in financial services at Global Counsel, and a fellow in international political economy at the Wits School of Governance. She has written for a wide range of financial media, including the Financial Mail, the Guardian, International Business Times, Fintech Futures and Forbes. She was named in Innovate Finance’s 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist.
Dr Masie holds an MSc in Finance & Financial Law from SOAS, and a PhD in Finance from Edinburgh.