Southern Africa is on the rise and Zimbabwe is in the spotlight. With technology radically changing the way we conduct our business and live out our social lives, entrepreneurs are now able to use tools to further their businesses more than ever before.
Staying ahead of the pack is critical in ensuring that your business thrives, and here in Africa, Mobile Money has become a cornerstone of daily business transactions. Since its introduction across the region the turn of the decade, Mobile Money has allowed commerce to develop in all sectors and levels of business.
How is your business utilizing Mobile Money?
To what degree?
Are you aware of all the options Mobile Money has to offer your business?
On July 25th, Start Up Grind Harare welcomes the C.E.O. of EcoCash, Natalie Jabangwe, to our first event of the year. An evening of talks concerning the implementation, ongoing development and use of Mobile Money and what it means for businesses across the region.
There are countless resources online that will guide you in setting up your own business, but "setting up" is the easy part. Consistency in quality, service delivery, customer service, and customer retention are other key factors needed to ensure that your business thrives from year to year. On-the-ground guidance by mentors who know the territory in which your business exists is crucial in keeping abreast of what's current and what works for your business.
Join us for an evening of insightful discussions, ideas, and walk-throughs to help you craft your roadmap to success.
Natalie Jabangwe is the C.E.O. of EcoCash, the second largest mobile financial service in Africa and the most widely used Mobile Money platform in Zimbabwe.
She holds the following qualifications in her field:
- Master's degree in Organizational Leadership (with a Fellowship Award) from University of Oxford
- Executive MBA in Specialised Hi-Tech Strategy, Corporate Turnaround and Brand Management from Imperial College London
- BSc Hons, IT/CompScie, Spelman College
- BSc Hons, Information Technology from Middlesex University
- Ecocash 0777228718 - email proof to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your ticket issued
- Cash at door
Natalie Jabangwe is a Zimbabwean business executive who is the General Manager and Executive Head of mobile money company EcoCash. A computer engineer by profession, Jabangwe became the youngest chief executive to run a mobile money business in Africa.Read More
Natalie is also a published business technology columnist on online platforms who contributes to the worldwide body of knowledge and advises conglomerates on how to apply technology as a pillar for corporate innovation
• Chief Executive Officer EcoCash, a "mass" banking operation and mobile financial service, the second largest mobile financial service in Africa after M-PESA in Kenya & largest financial service operation for the leading Telecoms corporate in Zimbabwe.
• Driving $200M+ revenue per annum, have end to end oversight on a business processing an annual value of $16bn, equivalent to 70%+ of Zimbabwe’s GDP with direct reporting to the board.
• Equipped with widespread experience in financial technology services, spanning across Europe, US, ME & Africa from positions at top tier global investment and retail banks, Fortune 500 Fintech firm' to having executive responsibility for Zimbabwe’s largest financial services operation.
• Over 11 years experience in financial services and technology. Five years experience attained with the world’s largest provider of Fintech solutions (NCR Corporation) to the retail banking industry. Promoted internally to develop NCRs position in mobile financial services across 52 markets, reporting to the board via a direct reporting line the CTO.
• Imperial College EMBA with specialization in hi-tech strategy and corporate turnaround. Innovated an NFC centric mobile wallet proposition for the college as part of the programme, the concept was featured at the London Olympics Business programme 2012.