Simone is a frontier digital economy and financial market leader with 16 years of high-impact engagement in the fields of banking, payments, telecom, and technology. He is passionate about evidence-based policymaking, and the use of technology and innovative processes to pursue economic efficiency and social justice and equality. He has extensive experience in public sector policy development, private sector partnership, advocacy and academia.

Simone's specialization is the creation of new processes and solutions to address complex problems, influencing the strategies of multiple stakeholders to enhance their impacts. He is the co-founder and co-head of the Cambridge SupTech Lab, a multimillion, multiyear initiative to unlock the potential of new technologies and data science to reengineer financial sector supervision, regulation and policy analysis.

Among the groundbreaking initiatives that Simone has conceived and implemented are the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator (R2A), the GSMA Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct working group. Former employers include the GSMA, the World Bank, the United Nations, AFI, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and the consulting firm BFA Global. He holds a PhD in Law & Economics.