Viola Chelangat

Viola is a capital markets and research professional. She is a Product Development Officer at the Capital Markets Authority within the Directorate of Regulatory Policy and Strategy. Her role at the Capital Markets Authority involves product development, product uptake, Fintech, and innovation. She has previously worked within the Research and Statistics; and Investor Education and Public Awareness Departments at CMA.
In her current role at the Capital Markets Authority, she is part of the CMA Sandbox Review Committee charged with a role of leveraging technology to drive efficiency in the capital markets value chain.  She is a member of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) and Toronto Center Fintech-RegTech-SupTech Community of Practice (TC FRS CoP). Viola has authored various articles in the Business daily and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the AMERC Africa Middle East Regional Committee Publication of the IOSCO.
Viola holds a First-Class Honors Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance) from Kabarak University and has undertaken a Master of Science in Development Finance at Strathmore Business School. She holds a Certificate in Venture Finance from Said Business School, Oxford University and a Certificate in Fintech and Regulatory Innovation from CCAF, Cambridge Judge Business School.
Viola is passionate about capital markets, fintech and maximizing finance for development.