Ariadne Plaitakis is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with a focus on regulation. A former CGAP consultant, she is currently based in London with over 20 years of extensive on-hands experience in digital finance and payments regulation, open banking, financial inclusion, privacy/data protection, e-commerce, competition law, and consumer protection in the EU and emerging markets. Her most recent projects for CGAP examined open banking/PSD2, payment interoperability, and competition in digital financial services (DFS). Ariadne is a UK-qualified solicitor with an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and is fluent in French, German and Greek.
In addition to the publication listed below, Ariadne is also the author of the following three CGAP Background Documents: Modularization of DFS and Competition Issues, Lessons Learned from the Interchange Fees Antitrust Investigations, and Digital Data and Competition Issues.