Sacha Polverini, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sacha Polverini joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Financial Services for the Poor (FSP) team in December 2012 as Senior Program Officer, Regulation and Policy. In this capacity, Sacha represents FSP and the foundation on policy & regulatory related aspects with a variety of stakeholders including governments, SSBs, global organizations, grantee organizations and donors. The FSP team works with a wide range of public and private sector partners to foster the development of digital financial services that can reach hundreds of millions of people with the financial tools they need to mitigate risks and capture opportunities to move out of poverty.
Previously Sacha lived and worked in Brussels for almost 20 years representing the interests of the financial services industry before both the EU and national policy and decision makers. Sacha worked at Barclays Bank PLC as Group Director for EU public policy and at Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance (formerly GE Mortgage Insurance) as Managing Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs EU. A graduate of University LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Sacha holds a Master’s in European Political Studies from the Universite’ Libre de Bruxelles; in addition he’s completed the post-graduate management program at Solvay Business School, Brussels.