Meet the Team

Issaq Gass

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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

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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

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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.