The recent Sierra Leone Fintech Forum served as an interactive platform for discussion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, designed to enhance the growing fintech landscape in the country. The primary goal was to deepen the understanding of the transformative impact of fintech on Sierra Leone’s economy.
During the event, Akeem Lawal, the Managing Director of Payment Processing and Switching at Interswitch Purepay, emphasized the significance of fintech in propelling innovation and development across the African economy. He expressed Interswitch’s pride in facilitating the convergence of leading minds in the fintech sphere, reflecting the company’s dedication to driving innovation and fostering the digital transformation of financial services in Sierra Leone.
Prominent figures and thought leaders from the fintech industry participated in panel discussions, providing valuable insights into the latest trends, emerging technologies, and transformative prospects in Sierra Leone. The forum also encouraged networking opportunities among industry stakeholders, promoting collaboration and potential partnerships.
Jonah Adams, the MD of Digital Infrastructure & Managed Services at Interswitch Systegra, emphasized the potential of fintech to revolutionize financial services delivery in Sierra Leone. Adams highlighted the significance of embracing innovation to establish a more inclusive and prosperous financial system, underscoring Interswitch’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for fintech to thrive in Sierra Leone through initiatives like the Interswitch Fintech Forum.
Attendees engaged in constructive conversations and explored potential synergies while gaining comprehensive insights into the regulatory framework and its implications for the fintech sector’s growth. Fintech’s role in reshaping access to financial services in Africa was also underscored, with Interswitch’s innovative financial solutions contributing to enhanced financial inclusion and economic growth across the continent.