AIR was recognized for its visionary leadership and transformative impact.


Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2024: The Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) proudly announced its recognition as a Regtech Rockstar at the 2024 RegtechAfrica Conference & Awards. This prestigious global award celebrates the remarkable contributions and advancements made within the regulatory technology landscape across the continent.

AIR received the Rockstar certificate of achievement in the regtech innovation category, a testament to the organization’s steadfast commitment to advancing the responsible use of technology in financial regulation. The award was accepted by Mariama Jalloh, Program Director, and Grace Mathebula at the event held in Lagos, Nigeria, under the theme “Harnessing Partnerships for Africa’s Prosperity – Bridging the Data Trust Gap.”

RegTechAfrica Awards


The 2024 RegtechAfrica Conference & Awards serves as a vital platform for industry leaders, innovators, and policymakers to collaborate and drive forward regulatory technology in Africa. 

“We are delighted to recognise the visionary leadership and transformative impact of the work of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) on the regulatory technology landscape. We are proud of the unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation which sets them apart as a real Rockstar in the RegTech space.“ said Cyril Okoroigwe CEO, RegTech Africa. 

Jo Ann Barefoot, Co-Founder and CEO of AIR, shared her excitement and pride, stating, “Receiving the Regtech Rockstar award is a remarkable honor for AIR. This recognition highlights our commitment to driving regulatory innovation across Africa and beyond. Congratulations to our dedicated team, and I am eager to see the incredible advancements we will achieve together.”

AIR’s work in Africa includes a project on payments fraud as part of our multi-year initiative on consumer protection in emerging market digital financial services. This project will feature a TechSprint in the coming months. Those interested in AIR’s work can opt-in to receive updates. 

About AIR

The Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) is a nonprofit, non-membership organization working to make the financial system fully inclusive, fair and resilient through responsible use of new technology. By connecting regulation, finance, technology and society, AIR drives global innovation and collaboration to address rapid technology change.

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