Kenneth Kayser | Vice President: Open Innovation
Barclays Africa Group Ltd

Kenneth Kayser, Vice President: Open Innovation, Barclays Africa Group Ltd

*FinTech Enthusiast, VP for Open Innovation at Barclays Africa 
*Lead Judge at FinTech Africa Awards 2016 & 2017
*Creator of Africa’s Leading FinTech Accelerator 
*Innovation Award Winner and advisor to Africa's top fintechs
*Harvard Educated 

Recent highlights: Founding Member of Rise Africa. Rise a global open innovation platform pioneering the future of banking allowing FinTech's to co-create with Barclays & scale. Having worked closely with Africa's best FinTech’s, strengthening their propositions & positioning them for growth. Rise has become the leading FinTech’s Accelerator in Africa.

My Background: 
I am about creating value using innovative ideas, disruptive business models & technology as an enabler. 
*15 years experience across multiple industries: FinTech, banking, insurance, mining, media, government & telecommunications. 
* International qualifications in business & IT from Global Universities like Harvard. B.Com degree, Diploma  Business Analysis, Post Graduate qualification in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ITIL.
*Entrepreneurial experience: Founded & managed a digital marketing company as well as a cable manufacturing company.
*Business Adviser & Consulting: Providing business advice & consulting services to (SME's).
*FinTech Africa 2016 Awards  -
*Leading FinTech Accelerator Concludes: -

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