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Regional Director, Pacific Regional Department (had to shorten title to fit)
Asian Development Bank

Lotte Schou Zibell

Lotte’s expertise is in leveraging emerging technology to deliver agile solutions for expanding access to finance at the intersection of technology and policy frameworks. She has worked extensively on the practical application of digital financial services.

In her current role, Lotte is focusing on expanding and further developing the private and finance sectors in the Pacific sub-region; and in improving the quality, reliability, and availability of critical infrastructure in both rural and urban areas to boost economic growth, create jobs, and provide access to public and financial services.

Lotte, a national of Sweden, has more than 30 years of professional experience in operational and regulatory policy aspects of developed and developing countries, including 14 years working in ADB.

In her recent role as the Chief of ADB’s Finance Sector Group, she led ADB’s efforts to innovate in digital financial technology. Projects include integrating cloud technology into core banking and developing a cutting-edge digital ID solution to expand access to finance. Initiatives also helped establish regulatory sandboxes for testing new digital technologies. Essential features of this work have been in integrating cybersecurity into digital financial solutions.

She is currently a member of the Women’s World Banking’s South East Asia Advisory Council, Vice-Chair for the Global Impact Fintech (GIFT) Forum, council member of the Global Fintech Institute, and member of the Advisory Panel for OneConnect. She is a frequent speaker at regional and international conferences and workshops.

Lotte previously worked as Director for International Economic Policy at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, financial supervision and regulation expert at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Central Bank, and as a consultant to the International Monetary.

Lotte holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Lund University, Sweden. She also spent a year as a research student in economics at the London School of Economics, London, UK.

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