Estelle Lahaye leads CGAP’s work to support and influence donors and investors toward achieving financial inclusion through guidance, convening and knowledge co-creation. Her recent experience at CGAP includes facilitating CGAP’s strategy development process as well as leading experimentation and research activities related to digital financial services in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
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.