Aiaze Mitha

Lead Programme on Digital Financing of the SDGs - UNDP/UNCDF

Aiaze has led digital finance and inclusive digital economy projects in 40+ countries and advised many international organizations such as the UN, the World Bank and IFC. He is currently leading UNDP/UNCDF’s joint programme on digital financing of the SDGs, as well as the Dialogue on Governance of BigFintechs, which seeks to advance sustainability-aligned governing arrangements of global digital finance platforms.

Previously, Aiaze was a Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs, looking at sustainability aligned digital innovations and how digitalization can accelerate sustainable finance. Prior to that, Aiaze was Chief Officer at Tiaxa, a digital lending Fintech primarily in Africa but also Latin America and Asia. He also directed the roll-out of M-Paisa in Afghanistan, led Mobile Money Guyana and many mobile money projects across Africa.

Aiaze is also leading a global coalition of digital payments, e-commerce, retail investment and banking platforms which seeks to harness digital and business model innovations to empower people to make green choices. He is the vice-chair of GIFT, a global impact fintech forum, and sits on the Board of several Fintech startups. He holds a MSc. from University of Quebec and is a graduate of Telecom Paris.