Prateek Shrivastava is Managing Director Africa at Monitise Group plc, a specialist in mobile banking and payment systems most famous for its mobile money networks in the United Kingdom and North America. He has a deep understanding of enabling mobile financial services for the unbanked using mobile wallets and agent networks and is responsible for deploying Monitise’s technology to enable mobile financial services across Africa.
Before joining Monitise in 2008, Prateek founded WiFinance Limited, a consultancy focussed on microfinance and wireless banking solutions. As consultant, he worked for ABSA in South Africa to improve the customer adoption of mobile banking products and helped implement Barclays Bank's Micro Banking Strategy in Ghana. Prior to this he was Global Projects Manager, Global E-Business with Swiss-based Schindler Corporation before which built two Australian based ventures that developed groupware solutions for multinational companies.
Originally from India, Prateek has worked in over 20 countries across all continents. He has over 15 years of experience in developing new products and delivery channels as well as creating technology solutions to improve the overall efficiency of organisations. He holds an MBA in Microfinance and Mobile Banking from Henley Management College (UK), a BSc in Computing and MSc in Information Technology, both from the University of Western Sydney (Australia).