Ali Hussein Kassim
VP - Eastern Africa / Association of Fintechs in Kenya
Mr. Ali Hussein Kassim has been nominated as the Vice President, Eastern Africa of the board. Ali is a serial entrepreneur, regular commentator and contributor on all things Tech and the Policy & Regulatory landscape that straddles this sector across Africa in particular and the world in general. He is a consultant on Digital Transformation, working on my Fintech Startup and my Podcast & Vodcast at AliTalksTech.
He has served and served on several boards both in the private & public sectors. Key among these are: Non-Executive Board Member at Old Mutual Investment Group, Chairman, Association of Fintechs in Kenya – the official representative organization for Fintechs in Kenya.
Ali is also a Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Kenya ICT Action Network – An ICT Policy Think Tank based in Nairobi. A member of the National Technical Committee of the Kenya National Innovation Agency, a Kenya Government Agency set up to manage and develop the National Innovation System for socio-economic development (3-year term ended in August 2022).
He is an Advisory Board Member at Mifos Initiative, a global fintech platform providing open-source core banking and mobile platform for Microfinance institutions. Ali is a Board Member and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Longhorn Publishers, the only publicly listed educational publisher in East & Central Africa.
Ali is Oversight Board Member and Chair of the Projects and Resource Mobilization Committee of the Kenya Tourism Promotion Fund –a $200 million annual fund to jumpstart and promote the Tourism sector in Kenya through strategic interventions (3-year term ended in August 2022).
He finds great satisfaction by mentoring and investing in Tech Entrepreneurs across Africa.