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Ofili assumes command at Mastercard

14 August 2013, 13:34

Abuja - Mastercard has appointed Ezediashi Ofili as Vice President and Business Leader to drive the growth of its Prepaid Business in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ofili, who joins MasterCard from Access Bank PLC where he was the Head of Business Engagement in Northern Nigeria will also oversee MasterCard’s Global Products and Solutions team in the region.

Daniel Monehin, MasterCard’s Division President sub-Saharan Africa, confirmed the appointment.

"As we work towards realizing our vision of a world beyond cash we acknowledge that Africa’s position as an emerging market provides increasing opportunities for the growth of prepaid card payments, especially as the market begins to witness a shift from cash to cashless transactions,” he said.

“We believe that investing in the kind of talent that will make our vision a reality is central to our success, and we are glad to bring on board someone with the experience and passion required to drive our growth in this region.”

Monehin said growing the prepaid business in Africa would bring more people into the formal financial system thereby increasing levels of financial inclusion in the continent.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the banking, energy, Information Technology and credit rating sectors in both Africa and Europe, Ofili has played a key role in several major projects such as the launch of the Nigeria National Identity Card project.

Ofili is a qualified Petroleum Engineer from the University of Ibadan, and is also a Microsoft Certified Engineer and Project Management Professional with PRINCE2 certification. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Strategic Management of Technology – from Cass Business School in London.

- CAJ News

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