Sajjad Jafri

Sajjad Jafri

Sajjad Jafri is a Senior Research Advisor at the Canadian Payments Association. He joined the CPA in 2012 and is responsible for undertaking research that supports the association�s strategic objectives, including its payments� system modernization efforts. Prior to the CPA, he worked as a management consultant and an antitrust economist. His research has supported industries and organizations in the most disrupted sectors of the economy including print media, telecom, broadcasting, e-commerce, music, and payments.
  • PayThink Confused by Payments' New Complexity? Think of It as a Highway.

    Sajjad Jafri
    Sajjad Jafri
    Senior Research Advisor Canadian Payments Association
    In the payments’ context, establishing an inclusive process is easier said than done, since the majority of stakeholders interact with payment systems at the periphery without much awareness of its inner workings. While payments are often compared to a "plumbing system" or rails, it's actually more helpful to see the ecosystem as a "highway."