Juliet Ongwae, PhD
Juliet is the Senior SupTech Specialist at the Cambridge SupTech Lab. She has over 15 years of experience working with government entities and financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia in developing, deploying and positioning innovative, large-scale regional and retail digital payment systems from ideation to execution. Her areas of expertise include policy design, DFS strategy development, product innovation and design using Human-Centered Design approaches, data analytics, and responsible finance.
Juliet has previously held roles at MicroSave Consulting and Musoni Microfinance where she undertook various roles, from identifying strategies, business opportunities and new technologies in order to develop new capabilities and architectures; to converting data into insights that inform innovative, commercially viable solutions and streamlining business processes with a strong customer focus. She has also served for more than 10 years in the Central Bank of Kenya in the modernization of payment systems and drafting payment systems policies and regulations for among others the CBK RTGS system, East African Payments System (EAPSS) and the COMESA Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS).
She holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.