Christian is responsible for the strategic development and growth of Ingenico’s regional business in the Middle East and Africa, comprising over 60 countries. Previously, he worked with Mastercard and Visa, leading the introduction of payments innovation across strategic markets in Africa. Christian is passionate about forging strategic partnerships whilst championing greater financial access in Middle East & Africa.
Often when we talk about Financial Inclusion, we are drawn to the plight of developing countries. Africa, for example, is associated with high levels of cash use, the black economy, challenges with illiteracy and people on low incomes struggling to survive in rural areas.