Reuben Mwatosya

Tanzania Fintech Association

Reuben Mwatosya, representing the Tanzania Fintech Association is the Cofounder & COO at Tembo (a Fintech) & Vice Chairperson at Tanzania Fintech Association (TAFINA)

Reuben, a Pan-African banker turned fintech champion, is the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Tembo, a fintech platform that empowers partners to seamlessly integrate financial services into their offerings across Africa. He firmly believes that meaningful financial inclusion can be achieved through collaborative efforts involving banks, businesses, fintech companies, and mobile money operators.

As a thought leader in the space, Reuben has been part of a series of programs, panel discussions and events led by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNCDF, SeedStars Ventures, Sahara Ventures, University of Dar es Salaam and Other Organizations. He has also authored numerous articles covering the future of banks and fintech in Africa, the evolving role of mobile money agents, Interoperability in the financial services sector, and strategies for building futuristic tech businesses. His thought-provoking articles have garnered a significant following on LinkedIn, cementing his thought leadership in the African financial inclusion space.

A decade before co-founding Tembo, Reuben held key roles in the Pan-African financial sector. He was a Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking at Ecobank, He spearheaded the payments business at Barclays Bank Tanzania, and played a leading role in building the payments business at Exim Bank Group covering a few countries in Eastern Africa. He also led NALA in securing key partnerships and licenses in multiple African countries, cementing his Pan-African business acumen and strengthening meaningful networks across the continent.

Other roles and initiatives, He has been involved with includes: