Sharif Banamwana

Sharif Banamwana


Innovation Specialist


AirtelTigo Rwanda


Sharif is a 10 years expert in Telecommunication and Digital Financial services

He played an active role in the early transformation of the Mobile Financial Services in his home country from legacy P2P transfers to pioneering innovations such as the first Mobile Cross Border transaction with currency conversion, the first Wallet to Bank and Bank to wallet service, the first Mobile savings wallet with interest and many more.

For the past few years, he has been focused at growing the payment ecosystem through works with Start ups and upcoming industries such as PAYG

Recently, following the merger of 2 of the telecom players in the market, he led the transformation and consolidation of the new entity’s Mobile Financial Services businesses which resulted in the biggest combined base with a harmonized pricing and service range

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