SME Finance Virtual Marketplace - Seventh Session - Fintech
16 February 2022
Time:toEDT ( GMT)
8 : 00
9 : 30
Keny Chang is the president of Asenso Finance, a technology company providing lending-as-a-service solutions to enable community banks and CDFIs to offer low-interest, zero-collateral loans to underserved and underrepresented small business owners. Prior to joining Asenso, Keny has had high-level experience at top finance brands, including Citigroup, Comerica Bank, and FINRA, with extensive knowledge in M&A, financing, real estate investment, commercial lending, international banking, financial consulting, and venture capital.
Samuel Ouko has experience within the Banking Solutions Group of Fintech Group in delivering strategic Consultancy for clients in MFIs, Banking & Finance Industry across Africa. Fintech Group has provided technology solutions to 200+ financial institutions in 16 African countries serving combined 5 million+ end customers. The Fintech Group systems have facilitated seamless integration and inter-operability to promote supply chain financing solutions, payment systems, agency banking, digitalization, and open banking opportunities. Samuel has Solid Banking Domain knowledge in Digital Payments, Corporate Banking, and Retail Banking and has engaged clients in value proposition for projects to help clients explore unseen innovative and process automation opportunities. He is a Co-founder and former chairperson of the local chapter of the International Software Testing Qualification Board ISTQB, Regional Chair for the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise FIBREE and a Speaker/Panelist on digitization trends with a focus on emerging technologies adoption for Financial Services Industry. He holds a technology degree and was in the pioneer Masters of Business Administration class of Strathmore University in Kenya.
Dimitry Oosthoek is Head of Global Clients at Fyndoo, part of Topicus, since 2017. He is passionate about finance and fintech, at Fyndoo both worlds come together. With a wide range of experience in financial services and digital innovation he decided to bring all that experience together in the role of Head of Global Clients. With a focus on high-quality solutions, he also assists on product development and innovation, to bring Fyndoo to the next level. Fyndoo is an end-to-end SaaS lending platform that allows financiers to orchestrate the fintech ecosystem and delivers a fast and positive experience for customers, advisors, and bank employees.
Christopher Gwanmesia is Regional Partnerships Manager for West and Central Africa at Nomanini. His role entails establishing new partnerships in the region as well as managing existing ones that Nomanini has forged throughout the years. Before joining Nomanini, Christopher worked as an Economist at the Bank of Central African States where he successfully developed and managed several projects to increase access to finance in Cameroon's banking sector. He has an unbridled passion for financial inclusion and its benefits to the growth and development of African
Rubix Data Sciences
Kaushal Sampat, a veteran of the information services industry, is the Founder of Rubix Data Sciences Pvt. Ltd. With over 25 years of experience, Kaushal spent 18 years with Dun & Bradstreet India in various leadership roles including President & Managing Director from 2010 - 2017. He helped establish Acuite Ratings & Research Ltd. (formerly SMERA Ratings Limited), Dun & Bradstreet’s joint venture with SIDBI, and has served on its board of directors. Kaushal is also an independent director on the board of Apar Industries Ltd, a billion dollar listed conglomerate, which is the largest aluminum and alloy conductor manufacturer in the world. He is a prolific speaker at industry events and has moderated discussions with several eminent political and business thought leaders. Kaushal holds a MBA from Bowling Green State University, Ohio and is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He is passionate about reading, geopolitics, art and travel.
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