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//Op-Ed: Why Fintech is vital for SMEs in Francophone Africa

Op-Ed: Why Fintech is vital for SMEs in Francophone Africa

By | 2018-05-29T17:50:02+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Innovators & Inventions|

By Issam Chleuh | CNBC Africa

After spending 10 years working as a Private Equity investor in the United States at HarvourVest Partners and the Middle-East at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Issam Cheuh is convinced that fintech is the next big thing in financial services in Francophone Africa.

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Forbes Magazine listed Chleuh as one of Africa’s 30 most promising young entrepreneurs. After his intervention at the 2018 MIT Africa Innovate Conference 2018 “Digitization for Inclusive Growth”, Chleuh shared with us in an interview the reason his team is so bullish on fintech.

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