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Nigeria: NIBSS’ AfriGo names former Mastercard’s VP as new Managing Director

Ebehijie Juliet Momoh, previously a Senior Vice President at Mastercard, has been named Managing Director and CEO of AfriGOPay Financial Services Limited (AFSL), a subsidiary of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS).

In addition, Ugo Obasi has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Card Company by NIBSS.

According to a statement from NIBSS, these appointments are aimed at transforming the payment landscape and enhancing the financial experience for businesses and consumers in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond.

NIBSS highlights that Mrs. Momoh brings over 30 years of extensive experience in the financial services sector to her new role as MD/CEO.

NIBSS’s profile of Mrs. Momoh reveals that she began her career at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and has held key leadership positions at First City Monument Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Diamond Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc), and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Country Head, West Africa at Mastercard.

It stated, “In her new role, Mrs. Momoh will lead the development, operations, and acceptance of the AfriGO Card.”

Continuing, to satisfy the wide range of demands of the public, the card scheme is intended to provide a smooth, safe, and effective payment method. With the help of the AfriGO Card Scheme, Nigeria will be able to lead the digital payment revolution by expediting transactions, cutting expenses, and improving the user experience overall.

While Obasi, brings more than two decades of outstanding leadership expertise in banking, IT, and payments throughout West Africa to his new role as COO of AfriGOPay Financial Services Limited.

He had important positions in Unity Bank Plc, Ingenico, and other card schemes before to joining AFSL. He was the Director of Business Development and Bank Partnerships at Ceviant Payments. Installing revolutionary payment systems across the region has made his profession stand out.

It further reveals, “As COO, Obasi will drive operational excellence and innovation, overseeing the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance the efficiency, security, and user experience of the AfriGO Card.”

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