Christine Duhaime, Co-founder and Executive Director
Christine is the Executive Director of the Digital Finance Institute and its co-founder. She is responsible for setting policy direction, fundraising and building partnerships with the private and public sector for digital finance goals and initiatives. She drives the regulatory reform, financial inclusion and women in FinTech policy initiatives for the Institute.
Christine is also a prominent financial regulatory lawyer and an author and speaker at Duhaime Law in Toronto and Vancouver. She is a counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering legal specialist with expertise in financial regulation, digital financial services and products, terrorist financing, bribery, money laundering law, sanctions in regulated industries such as banks, money services businesses and casinos.
Christine is frequently asked to provide insight to the media on into complex legal issues of the day, including on digital currencies, terrorist financing, money laundering, financial regulation and policy developments, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC News, Global News and in the The Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and in the financial regulatory press. She is the legal columnist for Corporate Risk Magazine and has written for Financier Worldwide and American Banker. She frequently speaks at international conferences on issues of financial crime compliance and regulation of digital finance.
On behalf of the Digital Finance Institute, Christine participated as an invited guest at the Gates Foundation Social in New York City at the launch of the Foundation’s 2015 initiatives to solve global problems.
In New York City, together with Chief Inspirational Officer, Sam Maule, Christine joined Brett King’s leading radio show on FinTech “Breaking Banks” with the International Relief Committee, an organization started by Albert Einstein, to discuss ways the Institute is exploring the use of FinTech to bring financial services to refugees affected by the Syrian crisis to address financial inclusion problems.
On behalf of the Institute, Christine is speaking at the Meeting of the Minds 2015 in the United States. Meeting of the Minds is an annual global leadership summit focussed on the development of smarter cities, next-gen infrastructure, climate positive solutions and connectivity sponsored by Cisco.
On behalf of the Institute, Christine and Sam Maule are working on a project involving the promotion of powerful women in FinTech slated for release in the early summer of 2015.
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