Maimouna Gueye is a specialist in digital finance with over 20 years of experience in the financial services and payment systems sector. Maimouna Gueye spent many years at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) as Assistant Director responsible for the policy and regulation of payment systems. Maimouna Gueye joined the African Development Bank in 2015 as Senior Financial Inclusion Officer, responsible for financing a portfolio of digital finance projects aimed at universal access to financial services in African countries. She provides technical advice to member countries, regional economic communities and the public sector in the development, planning and implementation of financial inclusion strategies. Maimouna Gueye is currently a senior financial sector specialist within the World Bank Group where she manages a portfolio of financial inclusion projects in Francophone Africa.