2020 Speaker

Ben Joakim

Ben is a social entrepreneur with over 15 years experience of working in international development. He is the Founder & CEO of Disberse, a new type of financial institution built for the aid industry, enabling organisations to move and manage funds across the globe, more transparently and efficiently, for the greatest impact.

Ben was formerly a Global Advisor at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, leading a $30 million project portfolio, primarily across sub- Saharan Africa, whilst developing global strategy. He has also led UK charitable trusts and foundations, and invested in a number of early stage social enterprises, both in the UK and internationally. He sits on the advisory board for Fintech Wales.

Ben is a Cardiff University and UWC Alumnus.