Mastercard Appoints Gabriel Swanepoel as the new Country Manager for South Africa

The company’s new Country Manager brings more than 20 years of professional and leadership experience across the payments industry Mastercard has appointed Gabriel Swanepoel as the new Country Manager for Mastercard in South Africa. This serves as a promotion from his current role as the Vice President of Business Integration for Mastercard, Southern Africa. As

Cellulant Board Announces Appointment of Akshay Grover as Chief Executive Officer

Akshay has more than 20 years of work experience in the Technology, Media and Communication Sector across emerging markets Cellulant’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Akshay Grover, has been appointed as Group CEO and Director of Cellulant with effect from 1 October 2021. The appointment follows an

Capgemini Releases 2021 World Payments Report

As use of alternative payments is skyrocketing, banks must urgently embrace the next generation of payments to stay in the race: Capgemini’s World Payments Report 2021 Payments are entering a new experience-driven era (Payments 4.X[1]), ushered in by an accelerated transformation timeline due to COVID-19 and the growing digital appetite of customers, according to the World

Juniper Research | Future Digital Award Winners Announced for Fintech & Payments 2021

It is with great pleasure that Juniper Research announces the 2021 winners of the Future Digital Awards for Fintech & Payments. This year’s awards had a record number of applications; making choosing the winners more difficult than ever! This category recognises the most impactful financial products and services operating across numerous areas, including: Banking, Fraud

Payments Veteran Stephanie Ferris Rejoins FIS Executive Team

Former FIS Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Worldpay Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Stephanie Ferris rejoins FIS to continue the execution of the company’s strategy and achievement of goals that create value for FIS’ colleagues, clients and communities. Ferris brings with her significant fintech expertise and over 15 years of payments experience in strategy execution, finance,

SWIFT Appoints John Hunter as Chief Executive, Americas & U.K. Region

– Hunter previously led JPMorgan Chase’s Global Clearing business and brings extensive cash management and payments services experience to SWIFT SWIFT has announced the appointment of John Hunter as Chief Executive of the Americas and U.K. Region. Hunter was most recently Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, leading its Global Clearing business, and brings extensive experience

Mukuru | Why the Financial Sector Should Care About ‘the Invisible 9%’

In developing economies 9 percent fewer women than men have access to financial services. Mukuru Chief Information Officer, Sandy Rheeder, explains why bridging this divide has become critical.  While the last Global Findex report on financial inclusion shows an increase of 515 million formally banked individuals between 2014 and 2017. While this is indeed progress,

SWIFT Appoints Cheri McGuire as Chief Technology Officer

–    McGuire brings more than 30 years of international industry and government experience –    Previously served as Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Standard Chartered SWIFT has announced the appointment of Cheri F. McGuire as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). McGuire, previously Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Standard Chartered PLC, has extensive technology

Mastercard Brings Egyptians Closer to Their Passions as It Expands Priceless Platform

Mayar Sherif and Amir Eid named as Mastercard’s first Egyptian brand ambassadors, joining its global roster including Naomi Osaka and Camila Cabello In line with its ongoing commitment to Egypt, Mastercard has announced the expansion of its globally-renowned Priceless platform in the market to bring people in Egypt closer to their passions. As part of

Ukheshe Takes Another Step Closer to Unicorn Status as it Comes Second in Prestigious KPMG Global Tech Innovator Launch

The KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator Africa competition came to an exciting close this week and saw Africa’s future unicorn, Ukheshe, take second place among 75 other worthy entrants across Africa. The maiden KPMG Global Tech Innovator launch showcased Africa’s place as the next global the next growth and investment frontier. Aimed at recognising