By Staff Writer
Stellenbosch-headquartered FinTech company Entersekt announced on Wednesday that it has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as new senior vice president for Middle East and Africa.
Prior to joining Entersekt, he was sub-Saharan head of business development and telco partnerships at Econet Media.
Based in Entersekt’s Sandton offices, Mutambiranwa will be responsible for growing the authentication and app security provider’s market share in the region.
“Our focus in the immediate future is on scaling our business to meet the challenges of rapid global expansion. I look forward to working with Pattison and benefiting from his insight and experience as our organization matures,” said Entersekt’s CEO Schalk Nolte.
The FinTech innovator last month received an undisclosed amount as an investment from AlphaCode and BoE Private Equity Investments. Rand Merchant Investment Holdings through AlphaCode, RMI’s innovation hub for FinTech entrepreneurs, and Nedbank Private Equity (NPE) through its private equity investment vehicle, BoE Private Equity Investments will each acquire minority stakes in Entersekt.
The money will be used to accelerate their business global expansion, and research and development.
The company has developed world-class push-based authentication and app security technology.
Mutambiranwa has more than 20 years of experience in a range of senior leadership roles in partner management, new business development, account management, project management, and support within the information technology and telecommunications industries.
He has worked at major regional and global blue chip corporations including Microsoft, Ericsson, Motorola, and Business Connexion, and his work has seen him win several sales awards and the broad recognition by his peers.
“Companies across a range of industries are turning to mobile platforms to drive new business value, and security is key to building customer trust in accessing and paying for these digital products and services,” Mutambiranwa said in a statement.
Working closely with Entersekt’s senior management and its product and business development teams, he will help expand the company’s security solutions beyond digital banking authentication into new industry verticals, such as telecommunications, insurance, and healthcare.
“As a global brand with future-proof digital security technology, Entersekt stands ready to act as a trusted advisor to companies looking to take advantage of these new opportunities,” said Mutambiranwa.
Mutambiranwa has a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Business Computers, a Certificate in Marketing from the IMM Graduate School (South Africa), and an MBA from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom).