Estelle Lahaye leads CGAP’s work to engage with funders, global advocacy bodies, and support organizations to co-create knowledge, share information, provide guidance, and advocate for effective financial inclusion.
Estelle has 15 years of experience in financial inclusion and banking. Her work at CGAP includes facilitating CGAP’s strategy development process and leading experimentation and research activities on digital financial services in the West African Economic and Monetary Union. Before joining CGAP, she worked as an account manager in Luxembourg at Banco Itaú Europa, the international private banking division of Banco Itaú, Brazil.
Estelle has a Master’s degree in Business from San Francisco State University and an undergraduate degree in banking, finance, and insurance from the University of Nancy 2 in France. She is fluent in French and Portuguese.