By Stephanie Offei-Ntow
Zeepay is a mobile money platform for domestic transfers, NFC wallets and Cash in/Cash out payments.Under the leadership of Co-Founder and Managing Director – Andrew Takyi Appiah, Zeepay allows customers to transfer money from the UK into mobile money wallets in both Ghana and Kenya.
Zeepay are the first mobile money company in Ghana which is independent of any Telecommunication organisation and first to introduce NFC fuel cards in Ghana.The innovation and pragmatism of Zeepay has led to their nomination for a GUBA Award.
We interview Zeepay to find out more.
Congratulations on your nomination for the Efie Ne Fie Award! How do you feel about it?
I am really excited about it and delighted to be selected for this prestigious award. I feel like this would give us good visibility within the African community in the UK where we do business.
Tell us a little about yourself and what you do
I am the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Zeepay. I have over 15 years’ experience working within the Financial Services industry and Consulting. I had the opportunity to work with Barclays UK, Ecobank, GT Bank, UT Bank, GLICO Capital and PricewaterhouseCoopers. I am a graduate of the University of Hull and University of California Los Angeles. I had the chance to live and work in London for sometime, including working with the Commonwealth Secretariat amongst others. I have lived and travelled across a good part of Africa and I am an African at heart.
I work with Zeepay in the capacity of Managing Director. I am involved in the day to day aspect of the business. We focus on international remittances into mobile wallets across Africa from the UK. Our core business is to identify partners who are interested in money transfer to Ghana and other African countries. We then leverage technology to terminate their transactions into mobile money wallets and bank accounts across Africa.
Why would you say you deserve to win?
We deserve the award because we have brought innovation to the remittance market and through our model, helping to drive transaction cost downwards at a fast pace. We are also making inter- Africa money transfer feasible, traditionally a venture very expensive in the past.
What motivates you and your work?
I am motivated by my desire to make it easy to transfer funds from one end to the other at a minimal cost to the end consumer. I am results oriented and motivated by the fact that once the job is done and completed it leaves a lasting smile on the consumer.
What are your thoughts on the GUBA Awards?
Fantastic and well planned and organised. Over the years, it has become a prestigious way for Africans to be rewarded in the diaspora, as well as a good vehicle to motivate us to work hard for a GUBA recognition.
Are you involved in any other projects?
I am involved in making financial inclusion possible in Ghana.
Zeepay has been nominated for the Efie Ne Fie award, to cast your vote, visit http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/voting/efie-ne-fie/