Branch International appoints new MD
A statement by the firm stated that the appointment takes immediate effect.
Ademola brings with her over 15 years of experience at global, consumer-centric companies such as MainOne and Rosetta Stone (USA) as well as with foremost local brands like Union Bank amongst others.
With her experience as a financial services and technology leader, she has established operational excellence in innovation, business strategy, customer segmentation, strategic marketing, product positioning, product development and business performance management.
Before joining Branch International, Ademola served as the Head of Innovation at EFInA, a financial sector development organisation focused on promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria.
During her tenure, she was responsible for the administration of EFInA’s multi-million-dollar innovation fund, funding licenced financial services providers as well as start-up and growth-stage fintechs, to boost financial inclusion in Nigeria.
Ademola earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics from Temple University, USA and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.
As Managing Director for Branch International in Nigeria, Ademola will lead the team striving to provide Nigerians great value and modern financial services.
Following the announcement of her new role, Ademola said, “I am excited to join Branch because I love how the Branch app offers Nigerians a great deal. No other finance app offers a 20 per cent investment yield (highest in Nigeria), zero-fee unlimited money transfers and instant loans with no paperwork, collateral or late fees. Branch’s all-in-one finance app can help everyday Nigerians simplify their financial life and get ahead. I am excited to do my all to help everyone in the country become aware that there’s a better deal when it comes to your money.”
The statement added “With over 20 million active users and offices across Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and India, Branch continues to redefine digital finance as the platform with product features such as instant loans, free money transfers, bill payment and investment. In Nigeria, Branch has processed over N40bn in over three million loan transactions in the past three years of operations and is one of the most downloaded financial apps in Africa.”
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