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What Makes Fintech Grow So Fast in Africa? (Chipper Cash with Wiza Jalakasi) | Fintech

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On Episode 17, our expert hosts Ronit and Gaurav welcome Wiza Jalakasi, VP of Global Developer Relations at Chipper Cash, where he shared how massive internet adoption is changing Africa and creating more opportunities in the region.

Internet adoption and thus high mobile penetration have been key in driving consumer demand for digital financial services in Africa. Getting support from worldwide figures such as Obama’s visit to 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit was extremely impactful in attracting foreign investments for the African start-ups and putting the continent in the global spotlight. But more importantly, sustaining the rapid expansion of Africa’s fintech ecosystem should also be attributed to the Fintech veterans who reinvested their wealth into supporting other local start-ups.

In this episode hosted by Ronit Ghose and Gaurav Dhar, we chatted about the rise of Fintech in Africa and what should be the future focus for African start-ups, including topics including:

🔹 How has the Internet changed Africa and the rise of Fintech 

🔹 Attractive business models in African tech scene 

🔹 The rise of crypto and angel investing in the region

🔹 Chipper Cash business 

🔹 What’s next for African Fintech

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

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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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