Alexander Reviakin

Alexander is a consultant for CGAP and the Middle East and North Africa regional lead for the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance’s Global Benchmarking team. His research has mainly focused on inclusive fintech in the region. Alongside his consultancy work, Alexander organizes the Arab Financial Inclusion Innovation Prize and manages LvPxAlSama, a sustainable fashion line in Beirut. He holds an honors degree in Arabic, International Relations and History of Art from the University of Durham, and speaks proficient French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.

By Alexander Reviakin


Fintech in the Arab World: Toward Gender Parity in 15, Not 150, Years

Gender-intelligent fintech solutions are hard to come by in the region with the world’s largest financial inclusion gender gap. But some fintechs are pointing the way.