Simon Priollaud Digital Catalyser - DFS

Simon Priollaud has ten years of experience in Digital Financial Services. He joined PHB as an Associate Consultant in September 2017.

Simon spent four years in Africa on several Digital Financial Solutions linking Mobile Money and MFIs in Madagascar, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Morocco between 2009 to 2013. It is where he honed his pragmatic approach to building impactful solutions.

Simon supported Mobile Money Solutions that go the extra mile to serve low-income customers in Cameroon, Cambodia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Morocco, Yemen, Benin, and Zambia. He implemented agency banking solutions in Senegal, Madagascar, Rwanda and Zambia. He was also engaged in the implementation of Digital Financial services project in Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Mali, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Comoros, Benin, Madagascar, and  Togo. Over the last ten years, he also advised the Governments & Central Banks of Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso to link financial inclusion strategies with Digital Finance.

Recently Simon brought his expertise of Digital Savings and Credit to the next level initiatives in DRC, Mali, Madagascar, Nepal and Solomon Islands. One of his interests is to crunch numbers.  He has analysed data of 15 business cases on Digital Finance in Africa and Asia.

Simon enjoys working on projects that create a positive impact on the beneficiaries and amplifies the value for partners. He has presented in conferences on Digital Finance in Senegal, Benin, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and South Africa. Simon has trained regulators from 20 countries in Africa at the Mines Paris Tech ( ParisTech/Mastère BADGE). He communicates in English and French.

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