WadzPay Worldwide Taps Former FIS’s, Olivier Dipenda, and Former United Bank for Africa’s, Carlos Wafo, to Strengthen Africa Leadership Team and Global Presence

February 13, 2023

Johannesburg, Singapore, Dubai, 13 February 2022 - WadzPay Worldwide, awarded Top 10 Most Promising Payment and Merchant Service Providers by Silicon India, announced the appointment of Olivier Dipenda as Senior Vice President - Market Development Africa and Carlos Wafo as Associate Vice President – Sales. Under Olivier's leadership, they will lead the African business and drive digital currency payment adoption.

Dipenda was a Regional Director at FIS for Sub-Saharan Africa before joining WadzPay; he has helped to develop and execute FIS growth strategy in Africa, build and implement commercial partnerships and strategic initiatives.

Wafo has worked for leading African banks such as BICEC and United Bank for Africa, where he played a pivotal role in growing these institutions' market share in Central Africa. He is a member of an UN-sponsored advisory panel on digital financial services adoption and regulation in Central Africa. Prior to joining WadzPay, he was the Head of Business Development- West & Central Africa for FSS.  

"We are very pleased to welcome our newest senior executive members, Olivier Dipenda and Carlos Wafo. Olivier and Carlos have an impressive record in the industry and will help us to expand our presence in the African market," said Anish Jain, Founder and Group CEO WadzPay Worldwide.

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About WadzPay  

WadzPay is building an interoperable and agnostic blockchain-based payments ecosystem. The company was founded in 2018 in Singapore and is currently operating in South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and The United States. WadzPay saw the potential for CBDC and Digital Assets to lead the next revolution in the payments industry: enabling faster payments, improvements in security, and cost efficiency with optionality. WadzPay is working with large international payment companies, banks, and global companies to enable digital asset-based transaction processing and settlement.  


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