Kenya: Visa appoints Chad Pollock as VP for East Africa

Posted by - February 26, 2024

Visa has appointed Chad Pollock as Country Manager and Vice President for East Africa, leveraging his diverse leadership experience spanning finance, technology, and energy sectors. Aida Diarra, Senior Vice President at Visa and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, expressed enthusiasm about Chad Pollock assuming his new role as Country Manager and Vice President for East Africa.

Mastercard Names Folasade Femi-Lawal as Country Manager and Business Head for West Africa

Posted by - February 13, 2024

Mastercard has announced the appointment of Folasade Femi-Lawal as its new Country Manager and Area Business Head for West Africa. With over 25 years of vast experience spanning financial services, management consulting, telecommunications, and business advisory services, Folasade brings a wealth of experience as a trusted senior executive, having displayed her ability to consistently achieve

Ghana: BoG approves RightCard to resume remittance services in Ghana

Posted by - February 5, 2024

RightCard Payment Services Limited (LemFi) has received approval from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to recommence its remittance services to Ghana in collaboration with approved partners. This aligns with RightCard’s (LemFi) dedication to delivering secure and efficient services in adherence to the established regulatory framework set by the Bank of Ghana. Earlier today, on Monday,

Nigeria: RIF Trust, Ecobank collaborate to enhance Nigerian investment opportunities

Posted by - October 24, 2023

RIF Trust, under the Latitude Group, a prominent expert in international residency and citizenship-by-investment, has joined forces with Ecobank Development Corporation. Together, they aim to empower individuals with resources and expertise to access investment opportunities, education, and employment. This partnership was unveiled at an exclusive Wine and Wealth event in Lagos. Participants at the event

Nigeria: Microsoft, Flutterwave to boost payment innovation in Africa

Posted by - October 16, 2023

Microsoft and Flutterwave have entered into a five-year strategic technology partnership. Under this agreement, Flutterwave will construct its next-generation platform using Microsoft’s Azure. The primary objective is to expedite payment innovation in Africa and promote the expansion of small businesses throughout the continent. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in Africa’s advancement

Lemonade Finance rebrands to Lemfi

Posted by - May 31, 2023

Lemonade Finance, a financial technology (fintech) firm providing payments and remittance services has rebranded to LemFi, in line with its expansion agenda. As part of LemFi’s expansion strategy into new markets, Precious Ama Kwartemaa Oduro, the Country Manager announced a significant change. The company will now operate under a new name, signifying a fresh beginning

Ghana: Bolt reduces driver commissions to 20%

Posted by - March 3, 2023

Bolt, Ghana’s leading ride-hailing platform has reduced commissions from 25% to 20% for drivers in Accra and Kumasi in order to give them more of their earnings from each trip. This move is in line with the company’s commitment to listen and act on feedback it receives from stakeholders and taking into consideration the prevailing

Microsoft names Ola Williams as new Manager for Nigeria

Posted by - August 30, 2021

Ola Williams has been announced as the new Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria as she takes over from Akin Banuso. Ola joins Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s Leadership team. She will report directly to General Manager, Ibrahim Youssry and will lead Microsoft efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption

Emirates Airline appoints Christophe Leloup as country manager for Kenya

Posted by - January 11, 2021

Emirates Airline has appointed Christophe Leloup as its country manager for Kenya replacing Hendrik Du Preez who left the airline to join Qatar Airways as the vice president for Africa last September. The Dubai-based airline in a recent statement said that the appointment took effect on January 1, for a period that it did not

African Development Bank names Aissa Touré as Country Manager for Rwanda

Posted by - December 21, 2020

An economist and development expert, Aissa Touré, the Country Manager designated for Rwanda, a Senegalese national, brings to the Bank over 25 years of experience, working in three continents and 12 countries for 5 international organizations. Aissa’s work experience covers rural development, particularly agriculture, rural economics and climate adaptation and mitigation, among others. She brings