Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper

Barry is a technical director at Cenfri and has been part of the team since June 2013. Since joining Cenfri, Barry has collaborated with Cenfri on their retail payments thematic area and has been part of the MAP diagnostic team in Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi, amongst others. In the process he has gained detailed knowledge of the financial regulatory and supply side landscapes, national payments systems and emerging payment related initiatives in the different jurisdictions. Barry is also currently involved in the focus group on digital financial services at the ITU, Geneva, tasked with formulating international guidelines for digital financial services including interoperability, financial ecosystems, consumer protection and technology, innovation and competition.

 

Previous to Cenfri, Barry started his career in the insurance industry and moved on to the banking industry with significant exposure to payment systems, wholesale and consumer banking as head of consumer banking operations, South Africa for an international bank. Barry has a particular interest in the development and regulation of digital payment instruments and currencies, with an emphasis on the human rights impact of financial regulation. He is also a legal advisor, by profession.

 

Barry holds a B.Com (legal) from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB from the University of South Africa.

 

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Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper

Barry is a technical director at Cenfri and has been part of the team since June 2013. Since joining Cenfri, Barry has collaborated with Cenfri on their retail payments thematic area and has been part of the MAP diagnostic team in Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi, amongst others. In the process he has gained detailed knowledge of the financial regulatory and supply side landscapes, national payments systems and emerging payment related initiatives in the different jurisdictions. Barry is also currently involved in the focus group on digital financial services at the ITU, Geneva, tasked with formulating international guidelines for digital financial services including interoperability, financial ecosystems, consumer protection and technology, innovation and competition.

 

Previous to Cenfri, Barry started his career in the insurance industry and moved on to the banking industry with significant exposure to payment systems, wholesale and consumer banking as head of consumer banking operations, South Africa for an international bank. Barry has a particular interest in the development and regulation of digital payment instruments and currencies, with an emphasis on the human rights impact of financial regulation. He is also a legal advisor, by profession.

 

Barry holds a B.Com (legal) from the University of the Witwatersrand and an LLB from the University of South Africa.

 

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Twitter: @BarryCoops1

LinkedIn: Barry Cooper

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