Sameer Hirji - Co-Founder and Group Executive Director of Selcom Tanzania
Mr. Hirji holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He worked in the telecommunications sector in the Tanzanian market before embarking on a revolutionary journey into the fin-tech sphere. Under Mr.Hirji’s leadership, Selcom is recognized by the Bank of Tanzania as the leading enabler of mobile banking and bill payment services in the country. As a pioneering member of the fin-tech industry, Selcom is extremely well-placed to promote the advancement of cashless solutions through the creation of innovative solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders.
Evode Rusagara - Co-Founder of Spurion Group Limited and Managing Director of Selcom Uganda
Over the last few years Mr. Rusagara has had interests in other business include commodity trading, FMCG and real estate in East Africa. Mr. Rusagara holds a Bachelors of Science in Business and is a trained accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA UK). Over the course of his career, Mr. Rusagara has held various accounting and banking roles in London managing various EMEA entities for Tier 1 banks. His experience in finance and structured products cuts across various industries including hospitality, alternative investments, banks, trading houses and the Information Technology sector. Mr. Rusagara has spoken at various conferences and forums including “A Global Leaders Conference” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2012. He continues to play a pivot role as the Patron and Founder one of UK’s most promising charities, Doctors For Africa.