Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) appoints Daniel Awe as new head


The Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) has appointed Daniel Awe as its new head. The appointment was announced by the management and board of Access Bank PLC.

The firm says Awe’s appointment signifies its commitment to advancing innovation in the tech space in Africa’s banking sector.

Access Bank, Group Managing Director, Herbert Wigwe said, “We are excited about Daniel’s appointment as we strongly believe that he is the right person to lead Nigeria’s next wave of financial technology disruption.

Since its inception, the AFF has created opportunities for African innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive. Daniel’s track record ensures that this developmental pattern will be strengthened.”

Mr. Awe previously worked at Access Bank in the capacity of a Payment Solution architect, where he lead the Channels Solution Delivery Group. He went on to spend most of 15 years developing cutting-edge e-Payment platforms in the financial sector.

Daniel Awe is equipped with a wealth of experience around leadership, management, technology strategy, customer experience transformation, design thinking, solution architecture, enterprise capability, and depth of knowledge to identify and nurture innovative opportunities.

Access Bank established AFF with the main aim of nurturing, funding, and accelerating the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes.

Fast-tracking the growth and maturity of startups, AFF has facilitated the delivery of market-relevant solutions, organised digital conferences to foster innovation and thought leadership, and become a leader in the provision of greater access to financial services to the financially excluded across the continent.