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GCPH Seminar Series 15: Lecture 3 - Faisel Rahman, OBE

5 Mar 2019, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Glasgow Caledonian University, Deeprose Lecture Theatre A005, Govan Mbeki Building, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA, United Kingdom


Why there is no such thing as financial exclusion

In this lecture, Faisel shared learning from the development of a range of innovative financial products and services designed to better meet the needs of people excluded from mainstream financial services and products.


About the speaker

Faisel Rahman OBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Fair Finance

Faisel has worked in the field of financial exclusion for nearly 20 years. Initially with the Grameen and World Bank in Bangladesh, and for the last 17 years he has focused his work in the UK and Europe.

In 2000 he set up the first microcredit programme in London’s east end, and in 2005 launched Fair Finance, a social enterprise tackling financial exclusion in the UK.

Faisel was the elected President of the European Microfinance Network (2010-15), was elected an Ashoka Fellows in 2007 and was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. In 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to Community Finance. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London.





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