Timothy Lyman leads CGAP’s work to incorporate consideration of financial inclusion in the work of the global financial sector standard-setting bodies, including as lead Implementing Partner on the work of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion focused on the standard setters.
He co-chaired the works of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision leading to the Committee’s first guidance on a financial inclusion topic in 2010 and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Financial Inclusion Workstream of the Basel Consultative Group—the outreach arm of the Basel Committee. Mr. Lyman serves on the Executive Committee of the Access to Insurance Initiative, Implementation Partner of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. He has worked on financial inclusion-related policy and regulation and community development for over 30 years, in every region of the world. For much of his career, he was a partner in the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney) and served as president of its affiliated philanthropic foundation. From 1994 to 2005, he served as principal outside legal counsel to Save the Children/U.S.
Mr. Lyman has a Law degree from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He speaks French, Spanish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and German.