AinFin, the inclusive global financial technology firm, has hired Vivien Patt as CEO of Swifin in Uganda. Vivien will lead the Ugandan operations during the next phase of growth. She brings a wealth of experience having held a number of senior appointments in the financial services sector, as well as a successful stint as an entrepreneur.
Powered by AinFin technology, Swifin is a mobile network agnostic, multi-channel and cross-border payment platform and underpins AinFin mission to promote wealth creation and provide the financial tools for global communities to flourish.
The appointment will support AinFin’s expansion across Uganda, bringing the economic benefits of digital banking services to millions, including the country’s large unbanked communities.
Vivien joins from POP Advisory, the investment and corporate advisory company which she founded in 2011. Prior to this, Vivien was Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Remark International BV, where she oversaw all back office functions for the Dutch insurance marketing firm which has a portfolio size €130m and offices in 45 countries.
She also held the role of UK Financial Controller at UBS Global Asset Management and Head of Decision Support – Investment Management at Coutts Group, in London.
Dr. Joy Braun, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of AinFin, said: “Following the success of our launch in Uganda, we are delighted to bring Vivien on board to spearhead our growth during the next phase. Our technology has the power to transform the lives of millions, by making it easier than ever for them to manage their finances and to conduct digital payment transactions to facilitate their daily lives. We are enjoying a phase of accelerated growth and will benefit greatly from having someone with Vivien’s expertise at the helm.”
Vivien Patt, CEO, Swifin, Uganda, said: “The digital payment market is growing at a phenomenal pace in Uganda and AinFin has an important role to play in accelerating its development. I look forward to drawing on my international financial expertise to grow the company at this exciting time of transformation. The AinFin platform, Swifin, is a simple but powerful tool for individuals to take control of their finances and will ultimately boost economic development and job creation.”
Working in partnership with pan-African bank Ecobank, AinFin has launched in Uganda and Cameroon and has amassed 34,000 users.