Claire Alexandre heads PayPal’s Government Relations team in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and is part of PayPal Europe’s leadership team, based in Luxembourg. She has been at the forefront of promoting financial access and enabling innovative financial service schemes. She was previously with Vodafone, where she supported the development of the mobile payment and money transfer service M-Pesa in Africa, Asia and Europe: first while in charge of financial services policy and regulation, and then as the Head of the Commercial and Strategy team. Claire was also a Senior Program Officer for Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading their policy and regulatory strategy and programs. Prior to that, Claire held various policy and regulatory positions promoting an enabling environment for digital and mobile services in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Stockholm.