Cellulant confirms Akshay Grover as Chief Executive Officer

KENYA – Fintech company Cellulant has announced that acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Akshay Grover, has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer and Director of Cellulant with effect from 1 October 2021. The appointment follows an executive search process following the announcement in January 2021 by then Group Chief Executive Officer Ken Njoroge of his intention to transition from his position. Akshay has been serving in an acting capacity since April 2021. “We are delighted to appoint an executive of Akshay’s calibre and experience to the role,” said Cellulant…

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Cellulant partners GAINDE 2000 to offer technology infrastructure and payments solutions

SENEGAL – Cellulant, a Pan-African technology company, has entered into a 5-year partnership with Senegal based GAINDE 2000 to offer an end-to-end Pan-African technology infrastructure and payments solutions for trade, revenue & tax collection for governments and multinational companies. GAINDE shall bundle its e-government solutions with Cellulant’s payments solutions offering the most comprehensive regional end to end technology and payments solution. This partnership will offer a digital payments platform that will help governments improve their trade environment and meet the challenges of payments & modern customs administration through reduction of…

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Fintech company Cellulant launches digital payments platform for seamless payments

GHANA – Cellulant, a leading Pan-African technology company whose payments gateway powers and organises Africa’s Marketplace, has announced the launch of Tingg, a digital payments platform enabling businesses and their consumers in Ghana to accept and make payments seamlessly. The announcement comes after the Central Bank of Ghana issued Cellulant a Payment Services Provider (PSP) License. The PSP License allows Cellulant to aggregate merchant services, process financial services, acquire merchants; deploy POS systems, and aggregate payments for banks, institutions, and the general public. The license is a requirement under the…

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Link Commerce and Cellulant partner to avail digital payment options for easier purchases from global retailers

AFRICA – Pan-African payments company Cellulant, has partnered with Link Commerce, a turn-key B2B eCommerce platform, to avail relevant digital payment options to consumers in Africa; making it possible to purchase goods directly from global retailers online. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by 18% since 2014, according to a report by UNCTAD and as of 2019, the number of digital buyers in Africa experienced an increase to 233 million. The number of e-commerce users in the continent was projected to grow significantly in the next…

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Cellulant gets nod to become payment solution service provider in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Digital payments company Cellulant, has been given an approval by the Bank of Tanzania (BOT) to operate as a Payment Solution Service Provider having satisfied all the necessary requirements. Payment Solution Service Providers make up the underlying e-Payment infrastructure in Tanzania and Banks, Online Merchants, payment processors, merchants, state governments, and consumers connect to PSSPs to meet their digital payment needs. This approval makes Cellulant one of the top Payment Solution Service Providers (PSSP) in Tanzania endorsed by the BOT to provide digital payments solutions across the nation.…

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Cellulant introduces digital payments platform Tingg in Zambia

ZAMBIA – In a bid to foster growth for both the formal and informal sector in Zambia, Pan-African payments business Cellulant has rolled out Tingg, a digital payments platform enabling businesses and their consumers to accept and make payments seamlessly. Payment technology over the years has completely transformed how retailers operate as approximately thirty years ago, most retailers across Africa did not accept credit cards, and mobile money was still an idea but over the past decade and a half, mobile money has transformed how African consumers access and use…

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Cellulant unveils new identity, commits to accelerating payments digitization in Africa

KENYA – Cellulant, a leading Pan-African payments company has unveiled its new brand identity and affirmed its commitment to partner with global, regional and local businesses to accelerate Payments’ digitisation across Africa.Over the last couple of years, Cellulant has evolved to become more than just a business but an idea and belief that Africa should build Africa’s future. “Refreshing our brand identity is both an acknowledgement of a new chapter as a business but also an affirmation that our mission and commitment to Africa still stands. Cellulant continues to be…

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Kenya’s payments firm Cellulant launches its platform for SMEs and large businesses in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Cellulant, the Kenyan-based payments firm has rolled out a new digital payment platform for SMEs and large businesses in Nigeria. The company has unified its offering into Tinng, a digital payments platform enabling businesses to seamlessly accept payments from their customers conveniently and affordably. Tingg aims to boost growth for businesses by standardizing the payment experience for the end-user and simplifies the tools and processes for a merchant to manage their collections. Tinng was launched back in 2019. The all-in-one, multi-functional consumer super app lets users pay for…

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Digital payment firm Cellulant picks acting CEO, eyes North Africa as first stop

KENYA – Digital payments company Cellulant has hired Akshay Grover as the Acting Chief Executive Officer effective May as Ken Njoroge, the co-founder and CEO transitions from his position to take up new roles at the board level. Grover has over 15 years of experience focused on the TMT across the EMEA and Asia region and hopes to disrupt more mainstream business’ on the continent at Cellulant. Before Cellulant he worked at ISON which covered Asia, ME, Africa, and worked closely with the founders of the ISON tech investment portfolio to expand and…

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Cellulant appoints Faith Nkatha as Kenya country manager

KENYA – Fintech company Cellulant has named Faith Nkatha Gitonga as its country manager for Kenya. She joins Cellulant from Oracle Corporation where she was spearheading their digital transformation efforts for the public sector. Nkatha joins Cellulant to lead its Kenya operations and scale its payments ecosystem in the country. The company has described her as “a highly accomplished leader with a proven track record of driving digital transformation.” “We are excited that Faith has agreed to join our leadership team and confident that she will lead Cellulant Kenya’s next…

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