Patrick Saidu Conteh

CCAF is an interdisciplinary academic research institute at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, UK, dedicated to the study of alternative finance, which includes technology-enabled financial instruments, channels, and systems that emerge outside of the traditional financial system.

The Sub Sahara Africa chapter is part of a global knowledge network that accelerates the creation and transfer of knowledge relating to fintech.

Patrick is a financial sector specialist spanning 25 years. He is a former governor of the central bank of sierra leone, where amongst other fintech initiatives, he pioneered West Africa’s first sandbox, as part of an overarching financial inclusion strategy.

Patrick is a strong advocate of fintech and other disruptive solutions as platforms for leapfrogging financial inclusion.

Patrick was also Fiscal Affairs Minister of State of Sierra Leone; and between 2016-18, he doubled as Alternate Executive Director at the African Development Bank. His earlier career was in retail banking holding various senior management roles including that of Chief Operating Officer, Director Risk Management, etc.

Patrick holds a PhD, MBA, and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom.