Laurent Lhériau holds a PhD in Law and is a specialist in financial regulation. For 16 years, he has been participating in most of the research to prepare inclusive finance regulations in French-speaking countries, on behalf of supervisors or development agencies.
He advises supervisors and financial institutions on topics related to inclusive finance (microfinance, remote banking & mobile banking), AML/CFT, consumer protection, and the supervision of market practices.
He is the author of a Microfinance Regulation Handbook (AFD, 2nd edition in 2009, 3rd edition forthcoming in 2015) and about fifteen articles, mainly published in the journal “Techniques Financières & Développement”.
He lectures for a Master’s program at the University of Lorraine and Protestant University in Congo (Kinshasa), as well as for a “Boulder” Microfinance Training Program.