Kenneth Kayser | Head - Mobile, Digital And E-Commerce
Nedbank Ltd

Kenneth Kayser, Head - Mobile, Digital And E-Commerce, Nedbank Ltd

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).  

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