Estelle Lahaye leads experimentation and research activities to help create an effective and innovative ecosystem for digital financial services in WAEMU. She also contributes to CGAP’s research agenda on how donors and investors can facilitate the development of inclusive financial markets.
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 holds a master’s degree in business administration from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in banking, finance, and insurance from the University of Nancy 2 in France. She speaks fluent English, French, and Portuguese.