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Reader (Associate Professor) in Law, University of East London

Dr Iwa Salami is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Law at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London (UEL). She is Director of the Centre of FinTech at UEL and the Programme Leader for the LLM in FinTech Law. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Study of States, Markets and People and was a member of the Governing Council of the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) between 2017-2022.

Prior to joining UEL, she was a research fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London where she also lectured. She has previously worked in the UK and abroad, including at the Government Legal Service and the African Development Bank.

Dr Salami has published extensively in the field of financial regulation in emerging economies and financial technology (FinTech) regulation. Her publications include numerous articles in internationally refereed journals and a book: Financial Regulation in Africa (Ashgate, 2012). She is currently researching regulatory frameworks for mobile payments; crowd-funding; Web 3.0 application in finance including crypto-assets, stablecoins, decentralised finance (DeFi), Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse; Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) - wholesale and retail; CBDCs and regional projects; and legal dimensions of DLT/ Blockchain Technology.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and Regulation, University of East London, University of East London