The ATM Industry Association has announced the appointment of a payments expert to provide intelligence and foresight about the future evolution of payments and ATMs in the emerging ATM markets of Africa.
The association has appointed Mr Andrew Dean, Managing Director of Calleo and co-founder of Payments Afrika, to oversee its industry committee work, including regulatory monitoring, and to provide conference content and on-going market intelligence. The new role will be effective from 1st August.
“We are very excited to be working with ATMIA as we both have a strong interest in advancing the banking and payments industries across Africa,” Dean commented. “Africa is becoming more digitally connected, more banked and more driven to regional economic co-operation. Working together with ATMIA we hope to contribute towards furthering co-operation and knowledge sharing for all role-players in the retail banking and payments ecosystems in Africa.”
Calleo is a research-based consultancy practice which was founded in 2009 to promote the success of payments, banking and technology based businesses. Payments Afrika is an independent news site focused on the innovation of payments in Africa and abroad, bringing the latest news about card payments, ATMs, online payments, ecommerce, mobile payments, online banking, alternative payments, security and point of sale technology.
“Africa has a future as big as the continent itself,” ATMIA’s CEO Mike Lee said. “I have faith in Andrew to provide intelligent, timely thought leadership for our members and our industry across the broad spectrum of the changing payments and ATM landscapes of Africa.”
The ATM Industry Association is a non-profit trade association serving all businesses and groups in the ATM industry. The association is made up of over 5,000 members in 65 countries. We currently represent well over 1.5 million ATMs internationally. For more information go to – www.atmia.com.