East Africa Fintech summit advisory board launched

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Fintech summit advisory board members embark on the journey of concretising the summit agenda.
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Ahead of the second annual East Africa Fintech Summit, CIO East Africa; the organising body, has officially launched the advisory board that will assist in organising the event.

In a bid to accelerate the growth of Fintechs as the country moves towards digitized transactions that will impact everyone in the retail chain, CIO East Africa incorporated a select few individuals to the advisory Board.

CIO East Africa will be hosting the East Africa Fintech Summit from the 22nd- 23rd of May 2019, click here to register for the event and learn more about Fintech.

“Success of the 2018 edition of CIO FinTech Summit prompted the hosting of this year’s insightful FinTech Summit whose overall tone will be set by the Governor & CEOs Roundtable. The event, one of the most inclusive and innovative yet, is organized at a time that the financial industry faces the challenge to innovate at its fastest pace ever, mostly due to the growth of FinTech and the changes in consumer behavior and preferences that’s waking the reality that banking is beyond disruption,” noted Laura Chite, CIO East Africa, CEO.

The board consists of industry leaders who include:

  1. Stephen Kunyiha, CEO, Credit Info
  2. Stephen Mwaura, CEO Fintech Institute
  3. Michael Michie, CISO M Oriental Bank
  4. Sidney Shilakho, Founder Dime Consultants
  5. Ali Hussein, CEO, Fintexx
  6. Rose Muturi, CEO, Tala Limited
  7. Fiona Makaka, TMT, TripleOKLaw
  8. Abdi Yusuf, COO, CIO East Africa
  9. Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa
  10. Andrew Karanja, Director Africa eDevelopment
  11. Harry Hare, Chairman & Publisher, CIO East Africa
  12. Humphrey Odhiambo, Managing Editor, CIO East Africa
  13. George Njuguna, COO, HF Group
  14. Catherine Muraga, CIO, Sidian Bank
  15. Steve Njenga, CIO, Barclays Bank of Kenya
Fintech summit advisory board members embark on the journey of concretising the summit agenda.

Fintech is no longer about digitizing existing financial products. It’s about integrating financial services into applications and services you use every day. It’s a global phenomenon that cannot be ignored. In East Africa, more than anywhere the impact of Fintech has the potential to be both socially and economically transformative.

CIO East Africa will be hosting the East Africa Fintech Summit from the 22nd- 23rd of May 2019, click here to register for the event and learn more about Fintech.

Research from Statista’s latest report on Africa and MIddle East, shows that the transaction value in the Fintech market amounts to US$6.89billion in 2018. Incidentally, more Fintech companies are leveraging on technology to provide innovative financial service, including payment, lending, savings, financial advice and financial infrastructure, resulting in greater efficiency, better service and lowering of costs.

It is from this background that CIO East Africa has organized the Fintech Summit 2019, a two-day event that will gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across East Africa to discuss the technologies revolutionizing finance. The event is themed, ‘Innovation and Collaboration in The Financial Services Industry’, will be held from 22nd-23rd May at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

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