ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principal Warren Squires has been appointed Director of MTN Channel at JUMO, to lead JUMO’s strategic partnership with MTN in Africa.
“It’s a big win for JUMO,” said CEO and Founder, Andrew Watkins-Ball. “Balancing our technology capability with the experience of people like Warren is really powerful.”
Warren said he is excited to join the company that is, “effecting a step-change in digital financial services delivery.”
“JUMO made a big impact in 2016; their platform is a game-changer for financial services and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s vision,” he said.
Warren is a Rhodes and Cape Town university alumni. Previous banking positions include Credit Suisse, and Barclays Capital in London and Hong Kong; Renaissance Capital and Barclays in South Africa as Chief Operating Officer for Africa and most recently as Chief Investment Officer for Barclays Africa Seeker fund – a fund setup to invest in early stage companies.
JUMO gained more than 100 new staff members in 2016 and has plans to double its staff complement (currently 225 across 6 locations) in 2017. The company boasts a strong line-up of talent including ex-Magento CTO Ted Pietrzak who joined the company in January 2016 as VP Engineering marking the first American platform level CTO to be recruited by an African company.
JUMO acquired Kenya’s Weza Tele in late 2014.