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Vera Neugebauer

Vera is a Senior Associate who focuses on holistic MSME and value chain development as well as on inclusive integrity and regulatory support.

Part of the team since 2018, Vera has worked on a variety of projects linked to regulating for innovation and conducted an insurance innovation ecosystem assessment across four countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She has participated in a feasibility assessment on the business case for holistic MSME risk solutions in Egypt, and an evaluation of the pathways for digitalising agricultural supply-chain logistics in Southeast Asia.

In terms of Cenfri’s inclusive integrity portfolio, Vera has been working with remittance service providers in Kenya and Morocco to guide them in their customer due diligence approaches and is exploring the opportunities that e-KYC platforms present for enhancing financial integrity and financial inclusion.

Prior to joining Cenfri, Vera worked as a Project Employee at McKinsey in the German Market Knowledge Department where she focused on public sector projects. When not behind her laptop, Vera can likely be found hiking or running in the mountains around Cape Town or on her surfboard.

  • Master’s Degree of Commerce in Economics, the University of Stellenbosch
  • Master’s Degree of Science in Development Economics, the University of Göttingen
  • Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Political Science and Economics, the Goethe University Frankfurt

Recent Work by Vera Neugebauer
State of instant and inclusive payment systems in Africa
  Real-time retail payments that enable consumers to send and receive cross-border and domestic transactions digitally are on the rise ...
An assessment of customer due diligence and identity regulatory frameworks
Innovation opportunities for enhanced remittance access...
Beyond guesswork: A data-driven path to better public-bus-system planning in Kigali
Data-driven decision-making is becoming increasingly important in Rwanda. Very large datasets are generated in real-time across the economy: each t...
Insurance regulation and innovation: An assessment of 8 African insurance markets
To support regulatory authorities in sub-Saharan Africa in promoting inclusive insurance market development, there is a ...
Holistic resilience solutions for Egyptian MSMEs
Key insights on opportunities to better serve Egyptian MSMES    ...
Holistic risk solutions for MSME resilience in Egypt
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt Micro, small and medium-sized ent...