Financial Sector Deepening Tanzania

Irene Madeje Mlola

Irene Madeje Mlola is the Operations Director at the FSD Tanzania, an organisation that aims to develop market systems that benefit underserved; women, youth and enterprises by supporting innovations and market interventions. Spanning regional and international experience of over 19 years in the Financial and Telecommunications Sectors, Irene has worked in strategic and leadership roles in multinationals such as Scotia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Barclays Bank, Vodacom, and Airtel. Currently Irene overseeing technical and operations work at the FSDT.

A pioneer in the gender financial inclusion agenda in Tanzania, Irene has worked closely with the National council for Financial Inclusion to ensure gender is well articulated in the National Strategy.

Furthermore, as gender lead at FSDT she has conducted various gender diagnostics intended to capacitate the market to address women and youth issues. With her leadership FSDT has developed a gender focused strategy intended to support the country to achieve its National Strategy.

Irene holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Netherland’s Maastricht School of Management and ESAMI and a BCommfrom Dalhousie University in Canada. Her other area of expertise includes business transformation, project management and general leadership.