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The Power Trio To Fast-Forward Africa's Growth

Mauritius is pleased to have won the right to host the 3rd edition of the Africa FinTech Festival (AFF), a concept created by the Africa FinTech Network (AFN).

The AFF was first launched in Nigeria in 2018 to address the future of FinTech in the African context, followed by the second edition held in Uganda in 2019 to discuss the role of FinTech in Africa’s digital economy.

Mauritius is the next chosen destination with the main host of the festival being the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH), working in collaboration with the AFN.

MAFH was awarded the hosting rights of this strategic initiative to drive and support the growth of a Pan-African FinTech ecosystem, and to facilitate open collaboration for the purposes of driving innovation and financial inclusion in Africa.

Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub

MAFH has been created as Fintech Association in 2018 by the Government of Mauritius and is spearheaded by the Economic Development Board Mauritius (EDB), with a vision to develop a Pan-African FinTech ecosystem through open collaboration between all key stakeholders, and build Mauritius into a successful FinTech Hub attracting and retaining talent, innovation and investment into the African continent.

MAFH BOARD MEMBERS

Leading The Africa Fintech Festival

Michal SZYMANSKI

CEO at MAFH

Ian DILLON

Co-Founder at NOW Money

Faraz ROJID

Head of Financial Services Division at the Economic Development Board (EDB)

Tom MYLREA-LOWNDES

Founder and Non-Executive Director at MAFH • Legal Counsel at Accenture

Nicole ANDERSON

Founder and Non-Executive Director at MAFH • Managing Partner & CEO at Redsand Group • Chair of the Board of Directors at Metapraxis

Mike REES

Current Board Member at ING • Ex-Deputy CEO of Standard Chartered Bank • Founder at Strategic Vitality

Africa FinTech Network

AFN is a platform that unites Africa’s FinTech leaders, organisations and stakeholders through their country associations to exchange information and ideas, promote and support the creation of innovative technologies and deployment across and beyond Africa. The network also serves as a platform for advocacy and coordinated regulatory interactions.

AFN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Supporting The Africa Fintech Festival, Representing 31 African Countries And Jurisdictions From The Network

Dr. Segun AINA

President (Nigeria)

Zianah MUDDU

General Secretary (Uganda)

Papa MBAYE DIEYE

(Senegal)

Noha SHAKER

Vice President (Egypt)

Hohete BERHAN

Arefeanie (Ethiopia)

Olivier MUGABONAKE

(Rwanda)

Alex SEA

Vice President (Ivory Coast)

Andrew DE KOCK

(South Africa)

Michal SZYMANSKI

(Mauritius)

Economic Development Board

The EDB is an apex body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, mandated inter alia, to promote and develop Mauritius as an International Financial Centre. The vision of the EDB is to create a sustainable high-income economy with opportunities for each and every citizen and resident through economic planning and promotion.