Hennie Bester

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Hennie Bester is a director at Cenfri. He specialises in the analysis of markets for financial inclusion purposes and designing policy and regulation to advance financial inclusion. Hennie studied economics and law at the University of Stellenbosch and also holds an LL.M degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK. He is a qualified attorney and practiced for a number of years. He served as a member of the National Parliament of South Africa (1991 - 1994) and later in the Provincial Parliament of the Western Cape (1994 - 2001).

 

He served in the cabinet of the Western Cape provincial government, first as the Minister for Business Development and Tourism, and subsequently as Minister for Community Safety. He participated in the negotiations that paved the way for South Africa’s first democratic constitution. He also chaired the Constitutional Committee which drafted the Constitution for the Western Cape Province, the only provincial constitution in South Africa.

 

Hennie has advised governments in Africa, Latin America and Asia on financial inclusion policy and regulation. Amongst others, he was the legal drafter of the regulations for mobile payment service providers (including M-Pesa) issued by the Central Bank of Kenya. He is currently involved as the policy and regulatory adviser to the team implementing the Making Access Possible diagnostic of financial access for governments across the developing world. Hennie lives with his wife and three children in the farmlands of the Karoo, South Africa.

 

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Hennie Bester

Hennie

Hennie Bester is a director at Cenfri. He specialises in the analysis of markets for financial inclusion purposes and designing policy and regulation to advance financial inclusion. Hennie studied economics and law at the University of Stellenbosch and also holds an LL.M degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK. He is a qualified attorney and practiced for a number of years. He served as a member of the National Parliament of South Africa (1991 - 1994) and later in the Provincial Parliament of the Western Cape (1994 - 2001).

 

He served in the cabinet of the Western Cape provincial government, first as the Minister for Business Development and Tourism, and subsequently as Minister for Community Safety. He participated in the negotiations that paved the way for South Africa’s first democratic constitution. He also chaired the Constitutional Committee which drafted the Constitution for the Western Cape Province, the only provincial constitution in South Africa.

 

Hennie has advised governments in Africa, Latin America and Asia on financial inclusion policy and regulation. Amongst others, he was the legal drafter of the regulations for mobile payment service providers (including M-Pesa) issued by the Central Bank of Kenya. He is currently involved as the policy and regulatory adviser to the team implementing the Making Access Possible diagnostic of financial access for governments across the developing world. Hennie lives with his wife and three children in the farmlands of the Karoo, South Africa.

 

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LinkedIn: Hennie Bester

 

 

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