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Natalie Jabangwe is currently the youngest chief executive to run a mobile money business in Africa. Her company, EcoCash, is Zimbabwe’s leading and fastest-growing mobile money service and was the 2017 corporate recipient of the Mobile World Congress “Best Mobile Payment Solution” Glomo Award. With over 11 years of experience in fintech, she began her career as a software engineer, eventually moving to Investment banking and retail banking sectors, across the EMEA region. Prior to joining EcoCash, she was a Senior Mobile Financial Services Consultant at a Fortune 500 company, NCR Corporation, where she developed NCR’s digital financial service strategy across 52 countries. Ms. Jabangwe is a seasoned researcher and enthusiastic digital strategist with deep financial services and technology development experience.

She qualified with a BSc in Information Technology and an Executive M.B.A. (specialization in Hi-tech Strategy and Corporate Turnaround) from Imperial College London, UK. She is a 2017 Oxford University Tutu Fellow and a member of YPO Africa. In 2018, Ms. Jabangwe was named one of World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and was ranked #14 on the Choiseul 100, Africa Emerging Leaders.