Meet the Team

Issaq Gass


A Finance & Economics graduate from Rutgers University, Issaq is a financial services professional in the Philadelphia & NYC metropolitan area. Issaq has always had a keen interest in the intersectionality between Finance and private sector growth in Africa. An avid traveler, Issaq has been to the continent 7 times, spending most of his time in East Africa. He believes access to finance and FinTech innovations can help African countries realize their full economic potential.

Bashir Ali


An Economics graduate from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). Bashir is based in London and has experience working with large multinationals in Africa and the Middle East through his work for large TMT-focused consultancies in London & Dubai. Part of the large African diaspora in the UK, Bashir is passionate about the role FinTech will play in leapfrogging private sector growth in Africa.

Kyle Johnson


A Computer Science graduate from Rutgers University, Kyle is a software engineer currently working for a major technology-focused media company based in New York. Kyle is an advanced programmer and has experience in front-end web development, minimal designs, functionality and delivering great user experiences. A regular attendee of NYC-wide Hackathons, Kyle is passionate about the role of software engineering in overcoming global market inefficiencies.