Ivo Jenik

Financial Sector Specialist

Ivo Jenik is a financial sector specialist at CGAP. He has 10 years of experience in finance, primarily in retail financial services regulation. He has led CGAP’s work on regulatory innovation (crowdfunding, regulatory sandboxes) and capacity building for policy makers (regulation and supervision of digital financial services) across continents.

Before joining CGAP, Mr. Jenik worked in the Responsible Financial Access team at the World Bank, where he specialized in financial consumer protection and alternative dispute resolution. His professional experience spans across both the private and public sector, including serving as a compliance officer at an investment company and as head of the Collective Investment Department at the Czech Financial Ombudsman.

Mr. Jenik has a Master’s degree in Law from Columbia Law School in New York and a Master’s degree in Law from Charles University in Prague.

By Ivo Jenik


Digital Banks: How can they deepen financial inclusion?

This slide deck sheds light on the digitalization of banking, describes the three new business models, and hypothesizes about their potential impact on financial inclusion.

Running a Sandbox May Cost Over $1M, Survey Shows

CGAP and the World Bank surveyed regulators across 30 countries to find out how and why they’re using regulatory sandboxes and what it takes to run one.

Do Regulatory Sandboxes Impact Financial Inclusion? A Look at the Data

CGAP estimates that less than 25 percent of sandbox-tested solutions address financial inclusion. Here's how to change this.

One Thing Regulators Should Do Before Launching a Sandbox

Financial regulators should consult with industry early and often if they are thinking about creating a regulatory sandbox.

Global Financial Innovation Network: Not Global Yet

The rapidly evolving FinTech space has many regulators worried about their ability to keep pace. A new global network of regulators aims to offer practical guidance and promote cooperation in the space, but to succeed it will need a diverse membership.