The impact of financial technology (fintech) on Africa's financial sector and other key sectors has been phenomenal. Across many countries in Africa, Fintech is improving financial inclusion and stimulating innovation and productivity in major industry sectors. Fintech has already changed the way people live and do business, make payments, store their funds, invest, or even buy products, but this is only the beginning. The sector is accelerating and enhancing financial inclusion. Increasing the financial inclusion directly contributes to GDP growth and creates more income and employment.
FinTech is becoming mainstream – with more investment than ever before. Meet with the full ecosystem from startup to global financial institution, under one ‘digital’ roof.
Management Level Executives
The 2nd edition of FinTech Africa Summit 2022 is the right place to stimulate collaborations and inclusion of the new technologies. This is an opportunity for Fintech Startups and other Fintech Companies looking to launch new products on the African market.
Abdi Mohamed :
Absa Bank Tanzania Managing Director, Abdi Mohamed, joined the bank, April 2016 to drive a growth strategy and implement the transition of the bank to Absa. He is an experienced banker with over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry in Africa and Europe.
Prior to his current role in Tanzania he has held senior leadership roles with Absa (Then Barclays) in Kenya, Zambia and the United Kingdom. In Kenya as Chief Operating Officer (COO) he led the transformation of the bank’s operations and technology function implementing a number of complex strategic programmes. In Zambia he led the retail expansion programme as the retail banking director, placing the bank in a leadership position in Zambia. He also spent 3 years in the bank’s London headquarters as a Change Programme Manager in the earlier part of his career.
Abdi Mohamed earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia and B. Comm(Hons) from Kenyatta University. He also holds Executive Management accreditation from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
has spent his career specializing in financial technology, predominantly working for global, tier-1 investment banks across multiple continents. His extensive background of over 17 years includes expertise in leading and executing within the investment banking domain, together with running global teams across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. His experience and passion has led him into the entrepreneurial and startup space – with specific proficiency in the domains of fintech, digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Paresh is currently the Founder & CEO of Dark Wall Ventures, Chief Strategy Officer of Fraxeum, and a Consensus member of the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA). He was previously the Chairman of Technology for the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC).
His dedication lies in the areas of the 4th industrial revolution, and focuses on journeying to a new financial world by building and scaling fintech businesses that are based on digital assets and blockchain."
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Babatunde Oghenobruche Obrimah
is the Chief Operating Officer of Fintech Association of Nigeria. He is a fintech enthusiast and a multi-skilled individual with working experiences spanning the banking sector, non-bank financial services sector, financial consulting services, project management and public sector.
His Professional career commenced at First Bank Nigeria Plc and worked in various banks during his banking career.
He serves on the board of various Fintech companies, holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (D.B.A), a M.B.A, B.Sc/M.Sc in Agronomy and has Certifications in Project Management (PMP and PRINCE2).
Founder and Lead Blockchain Consultant
is one of Africa’s leading Blockchain Expert and Consultant with expertise in Enterprise Blockchain, DeFi, Crypto Asset, NFTs and CBDCs. He is the Founder and Lead Blockchain Consultant of ChainAdvise Blockchain Advisory. The advisory firm is based in Nairobi and consults for companies, NGOs and governments across Africa, Asia and Middle East.
Benjamin is the author of BBC World News’ featured book Understanding the Blockchain launched in 2018, and have spoken at conferences in Kenya, Dubai, Singapore, India, and virtually in Europe, America and Southern Africa.
Benjamin currently helps Blockchain founders to establish cryptocurrency business in Africa and access the expansive African market; and governments and corporates to understand and implement enterprise blockchain. He is a member of Government Blockchain Association and Blockchain Association of Kenya.
Deputy Director Financial Regulation and Supervision
I am experienced financial regulation and supervision specialist with a demonstrated history of working for the Central Bank of eSwatini, CENFRI and the e-learning industry, through Digital Frontiers. Having been the Manager of the CBE Intelligence Hub, I oversaw eSwatini's first Fintech Challenge and the finalization of eSwatini's Regulatory Guidelines in 2018. I have experience and knowledge of payment systems, macroprudential supervision and the use of financial regulation tools towards increased financial inclusion.
I have a great passion for capacity building, which I firmly believe contributes to agile and innovative financial systems that are maintain their monetary and financial stability. My research interests include financial regulation, financial and gender inclusion, innovation in payment systems and digital currencies and their potential for improving the developing world.
Senior Advisor & Head of UABdigital
is a technology business strategist. A Sr. Advisor at the Union of Arab Banks, and Head of UABdigital where he spearheads the ecosystem digital transformation arm of the Union, with an ecosystem-wide vision and mission, and a mandate to leaving no financial institution behind as the sector transitions into the Digital Economy. Reporting into the Union’s Secretary General, Suleiman is leading a Pan-Arab digital banking agenda on FinTech, Open Banking, CBDC, and other transformative initiatives affecting the Arab banking sector as a whole.
A member of the General Union of Arab Experts under the League of Arab States.
Suleiman is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on the global stage on topics related to the digital transformation in the financial services industry.
An Ecosystem Architect with focus on value creation through collaboration and co-creation. Suleiman’s expertise include creating scalable business models with track record in sustainable results.
Head, Business Banking
has over 24 years of demonstrated career success in banking encompassing experience in Product propositions, Sales, Remittances and Banking Operations
He is a futurist and thought leader in innovation. His interests include Consumer Behavior, biotech applications, and Artificial Intelligence.
As Head of Business Banking at FSDH Merchant Bank Limited, Dennis is responsible for growth of liability and asset propositions across customer sectors with focus on using digital technology to drive customer acquisition, transacting base and revenue whilst prospecting for and partnering with value adding tech companies and ecosystems within value chains to create and enhance customer experiences in delivered solutions and platforms.
Dennis is a certified ISO lead auditor in quality management systems and a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria and the Institute of credit administration of Nigeria.
Chairperson and Advisor
Lavina Ramkissoon :
An AI leader standing for the unification of the African tech space. She is a conscious tech proponent with expertise in psychology, technology and economics and their integration into AI, blockchain and ethics.
A tech catalyst that has served as chairperson, director and founder across multiple industries, sectors, and technologies - aiming to unlock the potential of the African arena. Humanizing technology and actively serving as a growth enabler for tech talent across the globe.
Often referred to as someone trailblazing through the continent accompanied with her inspirationalally iconic outlook to unlock and be the consciousness for Africa's.
#shespeaksafrica with a harvested blend between multidisciplinary, multi sector and multi technologies. Currently holds the position as Chairperson, Non-Executive Director, and Advisor.
Lee Ucheoma Ohaeri
is a global speaker and innovator with lots of experience in Blockchain, cryptocurrency, Fintech, Agriculture and entrepreneurship.
Currently the CEO of CoinNewsExtra/CNETv, the largest Cryptocurrency, blockchain and Fintech media platform headquartered in Nigeria, West Africa.
International partner at World Business angel investment forum. Co-founder CBDCAfrica. The youngest chairperson global council for the promotion of international trade (SIC) Africa.
He also educates organizations, governments and individuals on how to leverage emerging technology to create wealth and innovations.
Host and moderator of a weekly blockchain and Cryptocurrency virtual panel discussion, a program that brings industry leaders, regulators and innovators to discuss the challenges facing the space and way forward.