Iwa Salami profile

Dr Iwa Salami

Reader (Associate Professor)

Centre of FinTech

Department of Law & Criminology , Royal Docks School Of Business And Law

Dr Iwa Salami is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Law at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. She is the Director of the Centre of FinTech; the Programme Leader for the LLM in FinTech Law and the Postgraduate Research Degrees in 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 2016 and 2022. In 2023, she was appointed by the Bank of England and H M Treasury as a member of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Academic Advisory Group.

  • Reader (Associate Professor) in Financial Law and Regulation
  • Director, Centre of FinTech
  • Programme Leader, LLM FinTech Law
  • Programme Leader, Postgraduate Research Degrees (Law)
  • Deputy Chair, School's Research Degrees Sub-Committee


  • PhD (London)
  • LLM (London)
  • LLB (London)
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • FHEA

Areas Of Interest

  •  Regulation of mobile payments, crowd-funding;
  • Regulation of Web 3.0 application in finance including crypto-assets, stablecoins, decentralised finance (DeFi), Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the metaverse;
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) - wholesale and retail;
  • CBDCs and regional projects;
  • Legal Dimensions of DLT/ Blockchain Technology;
  • Implications of artificial intelligence on financial systems and regulation.

Dr Salami is keen to supervise potential PhD students interested in researching any of the areas listed above or other related aspects of FinTech regulation.