Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.
The newly created position attests to Entersekt’s growing dominance in sub-Saharan Africa and sustained interest from the Middle East, and follows the announcement in June of a substantial investment from Rand Merchant Investments and Nedbank Private Equity.
Based in Entersekt’s Sandton offices, Mutambiranwa will be responsible for growing the authentication and app security provider’s market share in the region. He can draw on over 20 years of experience in a range of senior leadership roles in partner management, new business development, account management, project management, and support within the information technology and telecommunications industries.
He has worked at major regional and global blue chip corporations including Microsoft, Ericsson, Motorola, and Business Connexion, and his work has seen him win several sales awards and the broad recognition by his peers. Prior to joining Entersekt, he was sub-Saharan head of business development and telco partnerships at Econet Media.
“Companies across a range of industries are turning to mobile platforms to drive new business value, and security is key to building customer trust in accessing and paying for these digital products and services,” said Mutambiranwa.
Working closely with Entersekt’s senior management and its product and business development teams, he will help expand the company’s security solutions beyond digital banking authentication into new industry verticals, such as telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare. “As a global brand with future-proof digital security technology, Entersekt stands ready to act as a trusted advisor to companies looking to take advantage of these new opportunities,” said Mutambiranwa in conclusion.
Welcoming Mutambiranwa, Entersekt’s chief executive officer Schalk Nolte said, “Our focus in the immediate future is on scaling our business to meet the challenges of rapid global expansion. I look forward to working with Pattison and benefiting from his insight and experience as our organisation matures.”
Mutambiranwa has a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Business Computers, a Certificate in Marketing from the IMM Graduate School (South Africa), and an MBA from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom).