Visa Inc., wey be global payment company, don appoint Oluwakemi Okunsanya as dia new general manager for West Africa.
D appointment go take effect from September 1.
For statement by d company on Tuesday yan say Okunsanya bin join Visa from MoneyGram International, where she bin be head of Anglophone Africa.
D statement yan say:
“Okunsanya, for her role go lead d team wey dey based for Lagos make dem for drive core business growth in Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“She go dey responsible for d overall strategy for d region, including building long-term relationships with clients, regulators and other key stakeholders to drive d adoption of cashless payments.”
D president, Visa Sub Saharan Africa, Andrew Torre, yan say,
“We dey excited to welcome Oluwakemi to d Visa team. She be local manager wey get better record of success working with a broad range of stakeholders for d financial services industry, even with regulators and financial institutions.
“She follow be strong and successful people leader. Nigeria na one of d most enthusiastic and successful adopters of technology for Africa, wey dey give huge opportunities for us to digitise commerce and connect millions more people to d global economy. Okusanya now dey join us for better time and she go help drive Nigeria to move away from cash into more reliable, secure and innovative forms of payments.”
When she dey talk about her appointment, d new GM yan say:
“Visa promise na to bring d benefits of electronic payments to everyone, everywhere. And no place sweet like Naija and d wider region, where we get better opportunity to combine technology and partnerships with a plenty people to drive truly transformational change in d way that d economy transacts.”