Kenneth is a multi award winning innovator and has experience building new businesses & digital products across multiple industries.
He co-founded Barclays Rise Africa (Barclays Africa Open Innovation business unit) that connects and co-create solutions with Fintechs. Kenneth helped Barclays Africa build the best fintech accelerator in Africa with Techstars. Kenneth also developed new innovative fintech propositions for Nedbank Corporate Investment Banking.
Kenneth’s list of awards for his work include:
In 2017 he won a global innovation award from Gartner (Best Digital Business Model in Europe, Middle East and Africa) for a solution developed with a fintech partner in Nigeria providing access to finance to customers that would have been excluded from the financial services system (due to lack of credit history) using social media data.
He has also won a number of national awards (South African Rising Star in Financial Services for 2017 and helping Barclays Africa win best collaboration innovation in South Africa for 2015. Kenneth is one of Africa’s leading fintech thought leaders, having served as lead judge at the 2016 and 2017 Africa FinTech Awards.
He also mentored and helped scale a number of start ups in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. He currently serves on a number of global boards notably Seso Global a Nigerian and UK based fintech that developed a fintech platform to help drive financial inclusion by unlocking capital trapped in real estate assets through the creation of digital land records) and Envel Bank (co-foundered a US based digital fintech bank that developed a financial wellness proposition using AI that helps its customers better manage their finances).
Kenneth has an impressive educational background having studied at global universities like Harvard Business School (post graduate qualification in innovation and entrepreneurship) and the University of Liverpool (Masters in Business Administration).