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Africa’s Blueprint for a Thriving Fintech Ecosystem | Ep. 77 with Margaret O’Conner, Launch Africa

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Welcome to What$Next: Fintech & Web3 Podcast by CFTE

What is the secret behind the success of Africa’s fintech landscape? In this episode, we are thrilled to have Margaret O’Connor, the Chairperson of Launch Africa, also known as “a real emerging markets person.” 

Launch Africa, a leading African VC fund, with its skilled leadership team fostering young talent and facilitating collaboration through portfolio connectivity and a gender lens investment fund.

Discover the need for collaborative investment and regulatory engagement involving various stakeholders to promote technology understanding, financial inclusion, and innovation!

🔍 Listen to this Episode and learn:
🔷 Scarcity mindset as a driving force behind African economic growth

🔷 Future benefits from collaborations between payment and public sectors

🔷 Safe adoption of Gen AI and Blockchain technology in the initial stage of startups

Tune in to listen as Margaret shares exclusive insights on how the African community builds an ecosystem for fintech startups and entrepreneurs to fuel up the country’s economic growth!

Episode Guest

Margaret O'Connor

Chairperson at Launch Africa

With her 20 years of experience in the African banking sector and her significant contributions to financial inclusion and economic development, Margaret has played a crucial role in shaping the growth of African Fintech startups.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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