Press ReleaseZACHARIAH GEORGE JOINS THE BOARD OF DIGITECH AFRICA LTD AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - HOLDING DIGITECH GROUP CI

8 January 2020by digitech0


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

Zachariah (Zach) George is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Startupbootcamp Africa – the leading multi-corporate backed venture accelerator program in Africa. In 2013, he founded Cactus Advisors – a specialist corporate finance advisory firm and micro VC fund that has advised and invested in 40+ of Africa’s top African tech ventures including Flutterwave, KudaBank, MPostHouseME, RecoMed and several others.

Prior to moving to South Africa in 2010, Zach was an investment banker on Wall Street covering mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance strategy and risk management at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, New York. Zach has a Master’s degree in Management Science from Stanford University, California specializing in Corporate Finance and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a member of MENSA International – The Global High IQ Society.

Zach was featured on the cover of Fast Company Africa in May 2018, Destiny Magazine in November 2019, and in January 2020 was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Influential People in Technology in Africa.

He has also been a regular on CNBC Africa on several occasions as well as on Disrupt Africa , Cliff Central , Entrepreneur Magazine and Silicon Cape.

Where Zach connects seamlessly with Digitech is through his commitment to innovation, tech entrepreneurship and digital transformation across Africa.

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

We are excited to welcome a professional of the calibre of Zach who is going to bring his wealth of experience advising large financial institutions and corporations, and his reach to an extensive investment network to help Digitech achieve its financial goals quicker than expected in Africa and beyond.

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