Nolwazi Hlophe is the Deputy Director Financial Regulation and Supervision at Digital Frontiers. She previously worked for Cenfri and the Central Bank of Eswatini. During her time in the Central Bank of Eswatini, Nolwazi managed the FinTech Unit, and worked towards drafting and finalizing the CBE FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Guidelines. Nolwazi has significant financial regulation and supervision experience through working with the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Bank of Zambia and many others.
Within Digital Frontiers, Nolwazi Hlophe is the Program Manager of the Digital Financial Inclusion Supervision (DFIS) Program, which was developed in collaboration with Toronto Centre and CGAP. She is also the Financial Regulation Lead for the Certified Digital Finance Practioner (CDFP) for the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Digital Identity, Regulation in Digital Financial Services and Regulating and Governing IIP Systems course in our Instant and Inclusive Payments (IIPS) Program.
I have convened Digital Frontiers Institute’s first ever Digital Identity Week in 2020 and CBDC Workshop | Emerging Markets and Developing Economies in 2021, along with being a guest speaker in various sessions of Digital Frontiers Institute’s Podcast and Webinar series.
I am passionate about capacity building, innovation, financial regulation and supervision. They all tie together towards serving the consumer.