Ahmed is Regional Managing Director – UAE for Network’s Acquiring business, responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to drive business growth in the country.
He joined the company in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Administration and has more than 18 years of experience in retail banking, branch operations, customer service, SME banking, sales and relationship management.
Chinwe Uzoho is Network International’s Regional Managing Director for West and Central Africa, based in Nigeria.
Chinwe brings nearly 30 years of experience in banking. She was previously the Group Head for Retail Banking at Access Bank PLC, reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Retail Banking Division. She drove both the sales performance of the Sector Heads for Retail Liability and Risk Asset Products and the Loyalty Scheme across various segments in Nigeria.
Chinwe holds a BSc Degree in Economics from the University of Uyo, an MSc in Global Consumer Marketing from the University of Liverpool in the UK, and an MBA with Distinction from the UK’s Bangor Business School. A Certified Chartered Banker, she is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (MCIB) as well as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (ACIB).
In her free time, Chinwe likes to cook, dance, and involve herself in various charitable works.
Yazan Kharouf joined Network in December 2000 and is currently responsible for all aspects of the company’s Acquiring business in the Levant region. He oversees the delivery of revenue targets, the management of Merchant relationships (new and existing) and ensures the product development roadmap meets market needs.
Yazan was previously Chief Financial Officer for Network’s Jordan operations and was the CFO of Othman Nasif Co. prior to joining Network
Amjad joined Network International in March 2016 and is responsible for all aspects of the Company business in the Levant region. He also oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to drive the growth of the Company’s business in the region.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and another degree in Electrical Engineering.
Amjad brings over 30 years of diverse experience in the payments industry with in-depth knowledge of acquiring, bank processing services, operations, electronic bill payments, e-commerce, mobile payments, EMV, Fintech and security. Amjad played major roles in supporting country Fintech solution through the past year, He has also played a key role in building the main ATM switch in Jordan (JONET). Amjad was previously the Regional Director of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) Jordan, which was acquired by Network International in March 2016. Prior to working with EMP, he was the Executive Manager for Visa Jordan Card Services (which was fully acquired by EMP in June 2011).
Ahmed Samir joined Network in January 2017 and is currently responsible for all aspects of the company’s Acquiring business in Egypt. He oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to drive business growth.
His previous roles at Network include Issuing GM and Chief of Products and Marketing – both for the Africa business. He has worked for leading multinational and regional institutions including ALEXBANK, Barclays Bank Egypt, Commercial International Bank (CIB), and Citibank Egypt.
Ahmed has more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services management, with a proven track record in accelerating portfolio growth while boosting revenue and profit margins. His expertise covers retail banking, cards and assets management, portfolio management, profitability enhancement, digital payments, cost control, people management, identifying growth markets, and marketing and sales management.
Bassem Ramzy is Network’s Regional Managing Director, Processing- Northern Africa. In this role, Bassem supports the regional teams to grow and establish the company’s processing business in multiple sub-regions and countries. His focus is to drive Network’s strategy in Northern Africa with the support of the Country Managers and their teams.
Bassem was previously Network’s Regional Director – ELS (Egypt, Libya, Sudan) where his responsibilities included Revenue, P&L, Business Development and Client Relationships in the region. Prior to Network, Bassem worked in eFormalites-France, Egyptian Gulf Bank, Mashreq Bank and Citi. His competencies include Financial Accounting, Sales & Account Management and Credit. Bassem has Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Business Administration from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt and the European Network of Information Centres, Paris, France.
Brendon Williamson is Network/DPO’s Regional Managing Director for Acquiring in South Africa, and Managing Director of PayFast.
He is a veteran of the payments and e-commerce industry with 20+ years experience in sales, marketing and fraud management. He is passionate about and has a strong track record in growing businesses and has a deep understanding of the world of e-commerce payments. Brendon has been part of DPO’s growth for 10+ years as Chief Sales Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and most recently Head of Commercial.
Abhinav Nehra is the Group’s Regional Managing Director – Processing, for Francophone Africa, responsible for bringing more focus and supporting Network’s growth in French-speaking African countries. He has led several digitization initiatives in the digital lending, payments and neo banking domains across Africa, driven by his passion and belief in the potential of the continent and its people.
Abhinav has more than 30 years of experience in banking and payments in markets across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. He started his career with Citibank India where he spent 18 years, during which he helped set up CitiFinancial India as CEO. He was Deputy CEO (Retail and Private Banking) of Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East.
He joined United Bank of Africa as Group Director (Retail) and set up UBA (RFS) retail financial services and helped expand the UBA franchise from two to 16 countries. Subsequently, he was appointed Group Director (Retail and Commercial) for Ecobank.
Abhinav is an avid golfer who is also passionate about travelling.
John Njoroge is the Group’s Acting Regional Managing Director for East Africa. He joined Network in 2021 as Country Manager for Kenya.
John started his banking career of over 20 years with Dinner Club Africa Limited. Before joining Network, he worked for I&M Bank in Kenya as Head of Card Centre and Alternate Banking Channels, a position he held for over 11 years. Prior to that, he was the Head of Transaction Banking at Ecobank Kenya and Cluster Head for Cross Border Transfers (Eastern and Southern Africa) at Ecobank. John was instrumental in launching Card Programs at Stanbic Bank where he served as a Regional Manager, and at NCBA Bank Kenya where he was Head of Card Services.
John is an Executive Committee Member of the Kenya Credit & Debit Card Association (KCDCA) and is the association’s current (outgoing) Chairman.
He is an ardent supporter of activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources.
Richard Kadiaka is Network International’s Acting Co-Regional Managing Director for South Africa, responsible for driving the growth of the processing business across the Southern Africa market, including Portuguese-speaking countries. He drives the localisation of capabilities to align better with regional markets and offering regulatory-compliant processing services as well as market-relevant products.
A seasoned payments professional with over 18 years of banking and consulting experience across the African continent focusing on technology modernization, transformation, and program delivery, Richard brings together experience from different markets and different Financial Services Providers.
His passion for digital payments is in the life-changing impact of financial inclusion and accelerated distribution and access to modern payment methods. The role that Network International plays in enabling Banking institutions, MNOs and Fintechs to scale payments is directly aligned to this passion.