Press ReleaseALASSANE NDIAYE JOINS THE BOARD OF DIGITECH AFRICA LTD AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - DIGITECH AFRICA LTD.

23 December 2019by digitech0

The Board of Directors of Digitech Africa LTD is pleased to announce the appointment of Alassane NDIAYE as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Alassane Ndiaye is the founder and Managing Director of Rayon Investments, an investment strategy and transaction advisory boutique firm based in South Africa and with a portfolio of clients spread across Africa, including Cameroon, Congo Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC and South Africa.

Alassane is also a former senior executive with 15 years at IFC (World Bank Group) where he was in charge of business development, due diligence and transactions while based successively in Abidjan, Douala and Johannesburg. His focus sectors included: agribusiness, hospitality, ICT, infrastructure, manufacturing and property.

Alassane holds a Bachelor and a Master degree in Economics and Finance respectively from Northeastern University and Boston University, both in the USA. He is also an accredited Professional Banker and a Board Member, both of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa.  Alassane is fully bi-lingual –French and English– and at ease vis-à-vis the respective business cultures and environments within which he travels extensively.

Where Alassane connects seamlessly with Digitech is through his passion for digital transformation related topics and his strong belief in the leapfrog impact for Africa resulting from AI solutions if tailored and administered by Africans.

Alexandre N’DJORE, Chief Executive Officer of Digitech Africa Ltd and Chairman of the Board, said:

We are delighted to welcome a professional of the stature of Alassane who is going to bring his wealth of experience working for very large financial institutions  and his reach to an extensive network to help Digitech thrive quicker than expected in West Africa and beyond.

Beside his extensive network in the financial sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, Alassane’s genuine character and reputation are probably among his most valuable assets, which Digitech would be proud to also benefit from. Digitech is pleased to count on a professional of his caliber among our team of valued advisors as his appointment is strategic for our expansion.

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