Ariadne Plaitakis, Knowledge Manager
Ariadne is a Senior Associate in Policy and Ecosystem Development with over 18 years of extensive on-hands experience in digital finance and payments regulation, financial inclusion, privacy/data protection, e-commerce, competition law, and consumer protection in US, EU and emerging markets. As General Counsel and Head of Regulatory at Mondato, Ariadne worked with international organizations, financial regulators as well as private stakeholders to review and strengthen regulatory frameworks for payments and digital financial services in both developing and developed markets, and to ensure their successful compliance, as well as supported the development of mobile money, GIS mapping and data analytic technology platforms. Prior to joining Mondato, she obtained significant legal experience in EU, UK and French competition and consumer law at Clifford Chance, where she worked as a Senior Associate in their London, Brussels and Paris offices. She is also currently an Adjunct Professor in competition law and business ethics at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, and has lectured in the past in competition law at University of Paris 1- Sorbonne. Ariadne is a UK-qualified solicitor who received her MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and her BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and is fluent in French, German and Greek.