Jill Shemin

Jill brings hands-on operational experience evaluating how digital finance landscapes and enabling environments work in different countries. She has experience interviewing stakeholders and conducting key informant interviews for Amarante’s projects with GSMA and Mercy Corps. She has strong skills in distilling information and project work into recommendations, for next steps business plan or alterations in approach. As part of one of Amarante’s projects, she has led a 5-year agent network strategy project for AMK, a leading Cambodian MFI. Recent experience includes expanding her work in the UEMOA region of West Africa where she has developed expertise in digital payments and the enabling environment, including regulatory and commercial incentives. Apart from consulting for Amarante in digital financial services and strategy, Jill works with start-ups on improving their communications and their business model, and with digital companies exploring new environments in Africa. She has worked on projects incorporating ICT in agriculture extension, poverty alleviation, and in the humanitarian space. She has a double major degree from B.S Cornell University in International Development and Biology and Society and her graduate coursework was in Global Sustainable Enterprise, Developing a GSE Project from Johnson Business School. She is fluent in English and is fluent in conversational French.