Full Name
Max Nino-Zarazua
Job Title
Consultant in Financial Inclusion & International Development
Speaker Bio
Max is a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience in the financial inclusion industry offering a unique combination of academic excellence having a PhD in Economics and International Development by a British university, with microfinance grass roots delivery and industry insight from starting a microfinance institution from scratch and co-founding his own FinTech startup.

Max has a passion for responsible inclusive finance that works for the low-income population, particularly women and other vulnerable groups. Max has a track record of designing and implementing projects in the areas of FinTech, Financial education and financial health, programme design & implementation, product & business development, institutional assessments and social impact evaluations.

Max worked with DAI Global as Programme Director leading the implementation of the HMG FCDO Mexico Financial Services Prosperity Programme achieving outstanding results in FinTech regulation, FinTech adoption and digital financial education. Max has extensive proven consulting experience with international donors, microfinance institutions, banks, FinTechs, Think Thanks and INGOs, such as FCDO, Mibanco-Peru, AFIRME Bank-Mexico, UNDP, ECLOF International, Habitat for Humanity International, amongst others.

Max is Co-Heading the work at the European Microfinance Platform’s Action Group “From Research to Practice” on financial health and financial education.

Max is visiting fellow at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Bath, and member of the board of trustees at Deki Microfinance Organisation in Bristol, UK.
Max Nino-Zarazua