The FinTech space in Africa is a buzz of activity, with every month a new startup coming with innovative solutions to make sending/receiving money all the more easier and convenient.
With all these FinTech startups sprouting across Africa, you would assume the continent must have a considerable supply of skilled professionals to drive the startups’ agenda. Well, that could not be further from the truth.
The industry is driven by few highly motivated and skilled individuals, who more often than not are founders and co-founders of the startups. However, a startup is like any business (or rather a company), and for things to run smoothly and autonomously, the manager (who is most likely the founders) need to delegate some of their duties to employees. FinTech managers are crying out for lack of skilled professionals who understand the business.
Dr. Co-Pierre Georg, an Associate Professor at the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the convener of a new course on Facing the FinTech Challenge at the UCT Graduate School of Business, says:
“The fast-moving financial services industry is facing …read more