Peter Zetterli

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Peter Zetterli is a senior financial sector specialist and team lead for CGAP’s initiative on the business model implications of cutting-edge technological change. His work focuses on understanding the transformative potential of FinTech, neobanks, super platforms, open banking, blockchain, artificial intelligence, etc., and discovering how to harness it for broader and better financial access.

Before joining CGAP, Mr. Zetterli spent seven years with the United Nations promoting financial inclusion and private sector development in Sierra Leone and China, where he managed the UNDP microfinance program and tried to jumpstart Chinese mobile financial services through a high-level partnership with Ericsson as early as 2008.

Mr. Zetterli has Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Development Economics from Lund University in Sweden. He speaks four languages, including French and Mandarin.

By Peter Zetterli


4 Next-Gen Fintech Models Bridging the Small Business Credit Gap

There is a staggering $4.9 trillion financing gap for micro and small businesses in emerging markets. These fintech models stand out for their ability to solve small businesses' credit needs at scale.

$4.9 Trillion Small Business Credit Gap: Digital Models to the Rescue

CGAP estimates that there is a $4.9 trillion credit gap for micro and small businesses in emerging markets.

Is Banking Becoming Modular? A Glimpse into the Future of Finance

There's a growing sense in developed markets that the next few years will see profound change in financial services. What are these changes? And what are the implications for financial inclusion?

Financial Inclusion Insights 2018


Proximity Matters: Five Case Studies in Closing the CICO Gap

Learn about the innovative approaches that policy makers and providers are taking to build rural agent networks in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Tanzania.