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DMI membership

Membership of the Digital Monetary Institute includes the following benefits:

Roundtables and webinars

OMFIF roundtables and webinars are private ‘off the-record’ gatherings attended by 15-20 market participants from the public and private sector; the principal speakers may be from a central bank or a regulatory agency and the discussion is free flowing.

OMFIF digital monetary roundtables and webinars are only open to members of the institute. They take place both virtually and in London or other financial centres around the world.

Seminars and networking events

Members of the Institute will be able to attend OMFIF seminars, which will be followed by networking events.

Larger than roundtables, 30-35 market participants will attend these events. The seminars will take the form of panel discussions and presentations.


OMFIF hosts podcasts with a variety of individuals from the world of digital currencies.

Participation in a ‘two way’ conversation with a regulator, central bank, or other relevant personality to discuss a topic pertinent to the digital currency marketplace.

All podcasts are broadcast through the OMFIF website and distributed to the OMFIF community.

Central banks and digital currencies symposium

On 28-29 April 2021, OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute convened the inaugural DMI Symposium, ‘Central banks and digital currencies – a revolution in money’. It brought together representatives from 115 central banks to push the boundaries of the discussion on practical and theoretical aspects of digital currencies and the future of capital markets. With over 100 countries represented and more than 2,000 attendees drawn from institutional investors, banks and technology providers, the DMI Symposium created a global network of digital currency stakeholders, where the public and private sectors came together to shape and transform the future of money.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Denis Beau, Deputy Governor, Banque de France
  • John Rolle, Governor, Central Bank of the Bahamas
  • Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Thomas Moser, Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
  • Christian Catalini, Chief Economist, Diem Association
  • Mike Novogratz, CEO, Galaxy Digital

Two private roundtables with:

  • Mu Changchun, Director-General, Digital Currency Institute, Peoples Bank of China
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • John Velissarios, Global Managing Director, Blockchain Technology Lead, Accenture
  • 115 central banks represented
  • 59 speakers from DMIs global community of policy-makers and industry leaders
  • 32 partners and members
  • 103 countries represented
  • 8 public panels and 2 private roundtables
  • 18 exhibition booths

For more information on the 2022 Symposium please email Folusho.Olutosin@omfif.org

DMI team

DMI team

Philip Middleton
Deputy Chairman at OMFIF
Philip became a non-executive Director at OMFIF on 1 January 2018, having been Deputy Chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board for the previous four years. He is a Director of Rifle House Capital Ltd and a Commissioner at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the regulatory body for the finance sector in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. He was formerly a senior Partner and Head of Central Banking at professional services firm EY, where he specialised in strategy consulting and services to governments and other public institutions across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.


Katie-Ann Wilson
Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute
Katie-Ann Wilson is Managing Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. She is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver the institute’s overall business objectives through a pipeline of publications and events.

Katie-Ann develops the editorial scope across these projects and supports senior engagement with central banks, regulators, financial services, and technology providers. She also contributes to the corporate leadership of the entire business.

Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked at King’s College London, supporting the social science and public policy faculty on research submissions to higher education funding bodies. Before this, she worked as a grant writer for a non-governmental organisation in Israel.

Katie-Ann holds an MA in International Political Economy (distinction) from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Leeds.


Lewis McLellan
Editor, Digital Monetary Institute

Lewis is Editor of the Digital Monetary Institute and consultant Editor of the Sovereign Debt Institute. He is responsible for content in both institutes.

Before joining OMFIF, he spent six years at GlobalCapital, a capital markets newspaper and part of Euromoney Institutional Investor. There, he covered debt capital markets, breaking news and developing themes in public sector bond markets, emerging markets, ESG and digitalisation. He formed relationships with senior bankers and key borrowers.

He holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh.


Folusho Olutosin
Commercial Director, Digital Monetary Institute 

Folusho Olutosin is Commercial Director, Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. Her responsibilities include recognising new partnership opportunities and developing and maintaining relationships with global public and private financial institutions.

Prior to joining OMFIF, Folusho spent two years in the US, developing and overseeing the sales execution for the North American conference division at Marcus Evans.

Folusho holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from Nottingham Law School and an LLM in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law.


Sinan Yilmaz
Programmes and Account Manager, Digital Monetary Institute

Sinan is Programmes and Account Manager at OMFIF. He is responsible for managing coordination between OMFIF, central banks and private sector entities for the Digital Monetary Institute’s forthcoming research papers, panel events and podcasts.

Previously, he worked as a commercial executive for a payment solutions company, later becoming their relationship manager for over one hundred businesses.


David Coleman
Commercial Assistant, Digital Monetary Institute

David is a Commercial Assistant for the Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF.
He is responsible for identifying market participants which stand to benefit from OMFIF’s research and reports.

Before, joining OMFIF, David worked in professional client facing roles: as a paralegal at a law firm, then as a commercial client liaison and credit controller at a renowned international apprenticeship provider for several years.

David holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from Brunel University London.


Max Steadman
Programmes Manager, Digital Monetary Institute 

Max Steadman is Programmes Manager of the Digital Monetary Institute at OMFIF. He is responsible for maintaining relationships between OMFIF and global public institutions, researching central bank digital currency trends and creating meeting pipelines to explore policy and best practice in the digital economy
Before joining OMFIF, Max worked at a UK-based cryptocurrency brokerage, responding to operational requests and leading the client journey. Prior to this, he lived and worked in Thailand, teaching English at a private school.
Max holds a BA in Creative Writing and English from the University of Hull.

Maya Turnbull
Events and Marketing Coordinator, Digital Monetary Institute 

Maya is an Events and Marketing Coordinator at OMFIF.

She is responsible for organising and marketing a range of meetings for the Digital Monetary and Sovereign Debt institutes. Her previous roles included assisting in organising corporate and private events while building client relationships and sourcing new opportunities.

Maya has a BSc (Hons) in International Event Management from the University of Brighton.

DMI steering group

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