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Kai Schmitz


Investment Lead

United States



Kai Schmitz is Investment Lead for the Global FinTech Investment Group of IFC, the largest Fintech investor in emerging markets. He is responsible for equity and debt investments in emerging market Fintech companies, with focus on Payments and Online Lenders. Kai is a Board member or advisor at different FinTech and financial services companies in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the US.

Before joining IFC, Kai worked at the Payment Systems Development Group of the World Bank, advising central banks, other government agencies and multilateral organizations such as the G20 DWG on payment market regulation. Previously he was COO of MFIC, a financial services platform in the US, and co-founded an international payments marketplace in London called Money Systems. Originally a lawyer, he worked at law firms in London and Hamburg.