MobiCash Launches MobiSpaza in South Africa

MobiCash Launches MobiSpaza in South Africa

MobiCash Launches MobiSpaza in South Africa. MobiCash has just recently announced MobiSpaza for South Africa.

Ericsson appointed Wojciech Bajda to Motivate Company’s Business in the GCC

Ericsson appointed Wojciech Bajda to Motivate Company’s Business in the GCC

Ericsson in Middle East and Africa has selected Wojciech Bajda as head of Ericsson. He will be answerable for motivating the company’s business in the Gulf Council Countries (GCC) markets.

Panasonic Hired New Managing Director for Middle East & Africa

Panasonic Hired New Managing Director for Middle East & Africa

Hiroki is associated with the company for more than 33 years. He has a very vast and rich experience and has spent most of his career in Europe and Australia.

Hitachi Data Systems Appoints New GM for Sub-Saharan Africa

Hitachi Data Systems Appoints New GM for Sub-Saharan Africa

Patel holds an MBA from the University of Warwick and is the recipient of several awards, including the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award and IBM’s EMEA Vice President’s Leadership Award.

Microsoft Announced Abu Ltaif as New Head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft Announced Abu Ltaif as New Head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft has named the new appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as President of Middle East and Africa region. Abu Latif joined Microsoft back in 2004. He has been practicing many senior roles within the organization. These roles includes regional director of enterprise and partner group across MEA. Recently he was the regional general manager of Microsoft Gulf. Microsoft Announced Abu Ltaif as New Head for Middle East Africa.

In his tenure , he worked with Microsoft at empowering government and citizens through innovation. Samer also worked for revolutionizing education and stimulating SME growth and entrepreneurship. He worked hard to empower region’s global competitiveness and modernization.

Microsoft Announced Abu Ltaif as New Head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft staff revealed that Abu Ltaif played a vital role in spreading Microsoft’s presence in the Gulf and developing the company’s ecosystem of over 1,400 channel partners. Abu Ltaif told that his vision is to grow Microsoft business across the world and to contribute to economic and social development of the region.

Abu Ltaif said:

MEA has tremendous potential. The rich diversity across the region, combined with the fast-growing youth population and innovative spirit, opens up enormous opportunity.As Microsoft, we have an important role to play, not only through the innovative technology that we bring to market, but also through our presence across the region, our focus on developing local talent, and our deep commitment to the communities in which we operate”.

Abu Ltaif will continue to be based in Dubai. Dubai serves as one of the major hubs for Microsoft in the region.
He takes over the charge from Microsoft corporate vice president Ali Faramawy, who has headed the region for 13 years. Faramawy, in turn, takes on a newly announced global role as the head of the Emerging Markets Digital Transformation Organization which has been established within Microsoft.

The new organization will focus primarily on building the capability in emerging markets to drive the adoption of cloud technologies and contribute to sustainable growth. Innovation, agility, strategic partnerships, modern business models and building cloud skills for Microsoft partners, will be the core focus of this team, the company said.

Also Read: Microsoft brings future of business applications to UAE

MFS connects to 120 mln mobile wallets in Africa

MFS Africa announced that its MFS Hub is now connected to 120 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The MFS Hub allows these service providers to facilitate transactions across networks, across borders and across currencies via a single API ensuring compliance with all necessary regulations. Through partnerships with mobile network operators including Airtel, Econet, MTN, Orange, Tigo and Vodafone, MFS Africa now has reach into mobile wallets across the continent. Reports telecompaper

Vodacom South Africa adds 1.5 mln new customers in H1

Vodacom South Africa’s active customer base grew to 35.7 million, with 1.5 million net customer additions in the first half-year to 30 September. Active prepaid customers increased 1.4 million to 30.6 million, as it attracted value-seeking customers looking to optimize their spending. Telecompaper reported

Stanchart launches mobile banking in 8 African countries

Standard Chartered Bank has launched its mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across eight African markets. Clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the convenience of banking from the location of their choice. After the rollout to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016, the bank said it will launch fingerprint recognition technology in these markets later in the year, giving clients a more secure and convenient way to log in to their accounts.

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