Join us for ‘lunch’: Financial Inclusion and Transacting in Africa

The adoption of mobile money is driven by multiple factors ranging from banking regulations, establishment of a new sales channel in comparison to traditional distribution channel and readiness of consumers to use handheld devices beyond traditional voice and SMS services. After a slow start in the rest of Africa, mobile money seems to be finally picking up beyond East Africa.

Is mobile payment/banking just a flash in the pan or…could this be a solution to drive financial inclusion and transacting in Africa?

Joleen Young will be our guest on ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ on Thursday, 12 February, and will be facilitating a Q&A session with the theme ‘Financial Inclusion and Transacting in Africa

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Joleen has experience in leading change in Central Bank National Payment System Initiatives Across Africa, with a deep specialist knowledge on National Payment System frameworks; regulatory oversight; automated clearing house structures and clearing rules; etc. She has a sound knowledge of payment system regulation, e.g. NPS Act; PCH Agreements; Directives, this includes e-money regulation.

Her professional and industry experience covers the South African National Payments System (NPS) from 1997 to 2006; and from 2007, assisting Central Banks in 15 African countries with NPS reforms including payment system regulation; settlement assurance models in the NPS and e-money regulation.

Facilitated training sessions, on International Best Practice NPS Frameworks; Components and Risks inherent in the NPS.  She also facilitated strategy sessions for Central Bank of Nigeria; Bankers Association of Kenya; Automated Clearing House of Lesotho and Swaziland (amongst many others).

Where: Lunch with our Leader on LinkedIn
Time: 14:00 to 15:00 (CAT)
When: Thursday, 12 February 2015

We look forward to engaging with you on this discussion next Thursday.

Please feel free to forward this to any of your clients whom you feel might be interested in participating.

In case you can’t join us for that hour and you have a question, simply send it in an email to globalafricapractice@kpmg.co.za and we’ll help ensure the question is posted on your behalf. You can also post comments and follow the conversation on our Twitter handle @KPMGAfrica.

About Femi Oke

Relentless passion for creativity and digital acumen to help a professional services firm thrive in the digital space. Femi is an individual with a rich experience on regional African knowledge, its diverse business culture and he understands the continent’s economic drive. He thrives on selfless service and lasting mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and especially clients encountered in the course of his duties. He is creative, practical and self-motivated with business judgement in corporate, brand and strategic communications, social, digital & traditional media and executive profiling. Roles in the firm include New Media, Digital Communication, Corporate Communication, executive profiling and Brand Management execution. Working on the multi-million dollar Africa high growth market project stands out for femi; besides this, managing all KPMG’s digital communication for the World Economic Forum on Africa is another project that gives him great delight. Femi holds a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

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