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Pioneering the Crypto Revolution in Africa (with Ruth Iselema, Founder & CEO of Bitmama) | Web3

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What are the pain-points of the cross border payments in Africa?

In this episode hosted by Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar, we explored the crypto adoption levels in Africa, the vision for Bitmama for the future, and many more! Some topics you should listen out for in this session:
🔹 How does the regulatory landscape look in Africa?
🔹 Which pain-points does Bitmama address in the region?
🔹 How can the global market leverage blockchain-based solutions?
🔹 What would Ruth advise for aspiring entrepreneurs across Africa?

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

Episode Guest

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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