20 May 2024

JUMO Appoints Bradwin Roper as Chief: Payments Partnerships

20 May 2024 — JUMO, a technology company building next-generation mobile financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bradwin Roper as Chief: Payments Partnerships and a member of the Executive Committee. The appointment is effective from November 2024.

In this new role, Bradwin will support the company to deliver its growth goals by shaping JUMO’s payment partnerships. He will focus on scaling and servicing existing partnerships – including with partners such as MTN – and developing new opportunities for digital financial ecosystems.

Bradwin has almost 20 years of experience across financial services, telecommunications, technology, FMCG, engineering, and manufacturing. Most recently, he was MTN’s fintech CEO South Africa where he oversaw the expansion of MTN’s financial services across the country. Before that, Bradwin spearheaded a telecommunications and e-commerce business within FNB South Africa, winning best digital Mobile Virtual Network Operator in the world among other accolades.

Bradwin’s appointment follows the announcement last year that Joe Mucheru – former Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs – was appointed President of JUMO.

Andrew Watkins-Ball, JUMO Founder and CEO, said: “Brad’s background is a great fit for our mission. We are working hard to provide banks and payments companies with the technology that they need to profitably serve customers at the lowest possible price.”

Bradwin Roper, incoming Chief of Payments Partnerships, said: “The work I have done over the past few years has sparked an abiding passion to make financial services more accessible through mobile and fintech platforms. I believe my experience and skills will benefit JUMO and their partners significantly in this new role, and most importantly, the everyday entrepreneur, labourer, caregiver or consumer working to realise financial opportunities in Africa.”


About JUMO

JUMO was founded in 2015 and is the market leading Banking as a Service platform that uses AI to power financial services in emerging markets.

JUMO offers savings and credit products to entrepreneurs in emerging markets, as well as financial services infrastructure to partners such as eMoney operators, mobile fintech platforms and banks.

The platform has two foundational capabilities:

●    Core – which provides end-to-end, next generation banking infrastructure;

●    Unify – the Artificial Intelligence processor that transforms data to reduce the cost and risk of lending.

In just over nine years of operation, JUMO has enabled the disbursement of more than US$ 6billion in loans and reached over 25 million customers and small businesses. They are active in seven markets including Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.

JUMO earned B Corporation certification in September 2022, joining an international movement of 5,787 purpose-led businesses that meet B Corp’s high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

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