IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings: Cross-Border Payments—The Private Sector Steps Up

Date and time


Virtual Conference

Highlighted Speakers

Denelle Dixon



SDF CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will join a discussion on cross border payments during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.

The panel, hosted by IMF Deputy Director of Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Dong He, will explore the current shortcomings of cross-border payments and the new technological developments to offer innovative solutions. Which are some of the emerging solutions, and how might we benefit from them? The panel will also uncover what private entrepreneurs expect from policymakers and regulators. Can innovation be encouraged while preserving a level playing field, and ensuring interoperability of solutions?

Moderator: Dong He, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF


  • Denelle Dixon, CEO, Stellar
  • Jonathan Dharmapalan, CEO, eCurrency
  • Rory MacFarquhar, Senior VP, Mastercard
  • Rene Reinsberg, CEO, Celo

Learn more about the cross-border payments program here or see the full IMF-World Bank annual meeting agenda here.