Albert leads the data competency at Cenfri, which aims to enable public and private sectors to use data to build inclusive economies. This involves working with financial service providers and government institutions (such as central banks) to analyse their data to inform business, regulatory or public policy decisions. Since joining Cenfri in 2015, the majority of Albert’s work has been in financial sector diagnostics across multiple countries in Africa and Asia. These diagnostic studies focus on understanding the retail financial sector landscape and the barriers and opportunities for financial inclusion and broader financial sector development. As part of that, demand-side data is key to inform consumer insights by analysing the uptake of financial services and consumer behaviour.
Prior to joining Cenfri, Albert spent a year in Canada working as an independent consultant for HS Business Solutions. He worked on an economic landscaping study for the Overberg and Eden regions, a marketing strategy for the renewable energy sector in Atlantis and an SMME business potential study for the Western Cape Government.