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GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

September 21, 2016 • Finance, People, Top Stories

GetBucks has appointed financial teach leader, Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer

Evans Munyuki appointed as GetBucks’s new Chief Digital and Information Office

GetBucks  has appointed  Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer.  GetBucks is a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed FinTech company, MyBucks S.A.

Prior to taking up the position, Munyuki was the Head of Digital for Barclays Africa Business Bank. Munyuki has a phenomenal amount of experience in transforming and digitising businesses and has also served as CIO in a number of capacities for various projects.

He has over 23-years business leadership, IT portfolio and digital experience to GetBucks, Munyuki will initially be heading up the digital division of the FinTech’s business in Africa to make use of credit technology supported by an in-house Artificial Intelligence (AI) team.

“Bringing Evans onboard is a feather in the cap for the Group and we are truly pleased to have someone of his calibre and experience on the team. We look forward to working with him, leveraging digital technology and bringing financial inclusion to the unbanked and underbanked in emerging markets – most specifically in Africa,” says CEO, Dave van Niekerk.

“This appointment sets the scene for continued success in terms of innovation for the business and driving our digital development objectives – continuing to refine the process of banking, building credit and accessing other short-term financial services to serve clients in even the most remote areas,” van Niekerk adds.

To date, Munyuki has successfully delivered over 300 projects in three major listed companies, in the USA, EMEA, AP and South Africa. He is also the recipient of the Top Thought Leader Award at the 2011 CIO Summit and holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering from Western Carolina University (USA).

 

 

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