San Francisco, USA & Nairobi, Kenya (17/08/2022) Angaza, a global leader in pay-as-you-go technology and services, today announced the appointment of Ali Hussein Kassim as its newest Non-Executive Board Member. Ali Hussein, a well-respected advocate in African fintech, digital transformation, and technology regulatory policy, will add his extensive Pan-African fintech experience to the continued growth and success of Angaza.
“We are very excited to have a seasoned fintech expert who shares our mission to build a more equitable world through access to credit and financial inclusion,” said Lesley Marincola, Chief Executive Officer of Angaza. “Ali’s multi-sector leadership experience, combined with his subject-matter expertise, will be invaluable as we scale our business in the years to come.”
Ali Hussein was recently appointed to serve on the board of the Africa Fintech Network as an Executive Board Member. He is also the Chairman of the Association of FinTechs in Kenya, and on the Board of Trustees, Kenya ICT Action Network. Furthermore, Ali is an active member of the National Technical Committee of the Kenya National Innovation Agency, and the Kenya Tourism Promotion Fund. He holds an Executive MBA, in Leadership and International Business Development, from Copenhagen Business School.
“It’s an exciting time to join Angaza, a forward-looking global social enterprise with an unmatched history reinventing how transformative products are purchased by people with limited access to credit,” said Ali Hussein. “I am keen to share my knowledge of the African fintech sector to support Angaza as it looks to further its impact on our communities by providing wider access to life-changing products for the financially disadvantaged,” he added.
Angaza is a pioneer in pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solutions, servicing businesses in 50+ countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia to improve the daily lives of millions of people worldwide. Our PAYG technology platform offers consumers access to life-changing products by enabling businesses to provide affordable, flexible payment options. To date, Angaza has impacted over 27 million people globally, helping consumers save over US $700 million through the purchase of affordable transformative products.