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Brian Richardson

Mr Brian Richardson, WIZZIT, South Africa

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Educated at Wits with a BCom and an MBA.

Currently a Founding Director and CEO of WIZZIT, a recently launched bank aimed at the un and under banked segment of the population.

WIZZIT was launched in November 2004 and in providing affordable banking to the mass market was the first to launch as part of its offering, cell phone banking that works across all the networks and all phones and SIM cards. WIZZIT solves not only an accessibility and affordability issue but from a convenience point of view offers 24/7 real time transactions and hence is “Your Bank in Your Pocket.” WIZZIT is recognized as the global pioneer in mobile banking.

Brian is listed in Who’s Who of South African Business as well as the International Biography of Distinguished Leaders. He is an Ashoka Fellow – a global network of social entrepreneurs.

He has lectured and presented at seminars and conferences throughout the world and was recently invited by the Clinton Global Initiative to present the WIZZIT model as a means to “Bank a Billion”.

In South Africa, WIZZIT operates as a division of the South African Bank of Athens limited but we have launched mobile Banking in Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Romania with other countries in the process of being finalised.

Brian is married to an equally entrepreneurial wife and has 2 daughters and twin boys.

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