Appointment of a new CEO at Software Group Africa
Software Group, a global software company that provides digital financial solutions with African operations run from Kenya, has appointed Connor Hanan to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Prior to his appointment, Hanan was the company’s Key Global Accounts Manager. He has had a successful career focused on financial services specific to affordable shelter in developing contexts. Within this sector, he helped establish operations, small businesses and partnerships across roughly 35 markets in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Hanan has over 11 years of experience with FSPs, client-focused product design and market analysis, a seasoned professional in investor/client relations, as a program/project manager, and as a director of operations with a specific focus on strategic organisational development.
As the CEO of the region, he will oversee Africa’s operations and sales and manage the Kenya and Ghana teams of over 60 employees. Currently, Software Group works with more than 65 clients in Africa, including banks, insurance companies, MFIs and Saccos. One of the main goals of the company would be to grow its team sustainably over the coming years as well as to analyse and identify new markets for expansion.
“The African financial ecosystem is a place of constant change; new frontiers of opportunity are being identified and rapidly accessed. It is no longer appropriate to think only of delivery channels for market penetration – one must be agile and strategic,” commented Hanan.
Software Group focuses on providing an omni-channel digital banking platform, which not only gets products into the digital marketplace through cutting-edge channels, but provides a strategic platform that allows for the innovation and agility required for a continuous competitive edge.
The company’s vision is to position this platform, and services through it, as a key partner for the continuous digital improvement of its clients. Some of the major benefits of the solutions for the financial institutions include increased outreach, decreased cost through digitalisation and automation, quick time to market, more effective monitoring and security from fraud.
Software Group is a global technology company specialized in digitalization and integration solutions for institutions that provide financial services. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, it currently serves a worldwide client base in more than 70 countries from 9 regional offices located in Australia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines and the USA. Some of Software Group’s customers are organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MasterCard & MasterCard Foundation, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank, Asia Development Bank, 7 of the 10 biggest Microfinance networks, Asia Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), Allianz Bank Bulgaria, Atlantic Bank, Bank South Pacific, Commercial International Bank Egypt, and others.