Michael joined CGAP as Senior Policy Specialist in 2008 as a member of
CGAP's Government & Policy Team. He leads the teamís efforts in the area
of branchless banking regulation and has worked with regulators around
the world to develop regulatory frameworks. He led CGAPís regulatory
efforts in the Maldives and has worked in countries such as Nigeria,
Rwanda, Fiji, Haiti and Jordan. He is a co-author of CGAPís Nonbank
E-Money Issuers: Regulatory Approaches to Protecting Customer Deposits
and CGAPís Islamic Microfinance: An Emerging Market Niche.
courses on branchless banking at the Boulder Institute for Microfinance.
He also was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
and is a member of the Forumís Dialogue Series on Access to Finance
Prior to joining
CGAP, Tarazi was a corporate attorney in private practice and served as
the European General Counsel to a U.S. company providing finance-related
technological services to developing countries. He also served as an
advisor to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Tarazi holds a
bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Harvard
Law School. He speaks English, Arabic, and French.