Yana Afanasieva

Yana Afanasieva

ana is former head of regional compliance function for PayPal and Amazon in Luxembourg, where she worked on several strategic projects with prominent digital payments innovators, such as M Pesa, Payoneer, eToro and several others. After moving to Switzerland, in October 2016, Yana started her own consultancy company in Zug, supporting compliance and licensing initiatives of several prominent Fintech and Blockchain startups with the goal to reinvent the traditional role of compliance and turn her knowledge and expertise into tangible competitive advantages for financial innovators. Her engagements include bitFlyer EUROPE (Japan largest bitcoin exchange and trading platform), TenX (cryptocurrency wallet), BitPesa (Forex and remittances services for African markets). Yana holds a master’s in Economics degree from Helsinki University and an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management. She is an active participant of Zug Crypto Valley and a mentor at the StartupBootcamp Fintech acceleration program in Amsterdam.

Workshop 3 – Regulatory recognition and license application process for FinTechs

Conference Room

The workshop will cover: – choice of jurisdiction – available licensing regimes in Europe and activities covered by  most common license categories – license application steps – typical documents, substance and infrastructure requirements.