“Fintech in the Savannah” Afro-Asia Fintech Festival, Nairobi

Fintech is the next frontier

Organised by the Central Bank of Kenya and and Monetary Authority of Singapore, this was a first-of-its-kind major effort to bring fintech stakeholders from Africa and Asia together to learn from each other and to strengthen the fintech investment climate for Africa. The Task Force had a major presence involving members Dr. Patrick Njoroge (CBK governor),  Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou (Minister of the Digital Economy and Communications, Government of Benin), Natalie Jabangwe (CEO, EcoCash Zimbabwe), Pooma Kimis and Laurence Latimer (sherpa to Task Force member Brad Katsuyama and head of ventures, IEX Group), Mack Ramachandran (sherpa to Natalie Jabangwe) and  Tillman Bruett (director of Task Force secretariat)

The Task Force’s panel “Fintech and the Capital Markets,” sought to expand the discussion to how fintech is shaping capital markets.

The Task Force also participated in an event by KPMG to launch its own “Africa Fintech Hack-a-Thon.”

Fintech is the next frontier

Organised by the Central Bank of Kenya and and Monetary Authority of Singapore, this was a first-of-its-kind major effort to bring fintech stakeholders from Africa and Asia together to learn from each other and to strengthen the fintech investment climate for Africa. The Task Force had a major presence involving members Dr. Patrick Njoroge (CBK governor),  Aurélie Adam Soule Zoumarou (Minister of the Digital Economy and Communications, Government of Benin), Natalie Jabangwe (CEO, EcoCash Zimbabwe), Pooma Kimis and Laurence Latimer (sherpa to Task Force member Brad Katsuyama and head of ventures, IEX Group), Mack Ramachandran (sherpa to Natalie Jabangwe) and  Tillman Bruett (director of Task Force secretariat)

The Task Force’s panel “Fintech and the Capital Markets,” sought to expand the discussion to how fintech is shaping capital markets.

The Task Force also participated in an event by KPMG to launch its own “Africa Fintech Hack-a-Thon.”