IA 006: Africa with Rufaro Mucheka, PhD, CFP®, MBA

IA 006: Africa with Rufaro Mucheka, PhD, CFP®, MBA

Dr. Rufaro Mucheka shines a bright light on Africa in this episode. While people often look to mature markets to see trends and developments, Rufaro shares why we should all have an eye on the innovations coming out of Africa.

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Dr. Rufaro Mucheka shines a bright light on Africa in this episode. While people often look to mature markets to see trends and developments, Rufaro shares why we should all have an eye on the innovations coming out of Africa.

You'll Learn

About Rwanda’s incredible developments over the last 25 years 

That Rwanda is aspiring to become the financial center and fintech hub in Africa

How fintechs are influencing the financial sector throughout Africa, including bridging the gap of the financially excluded in rural areas

That financial planning now exists in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire 

How expansive and important entrepreneurship is in West Africa

A growing area for financial planners in South Africa – voice and digital departments (‘call centres’) 

What Nedbank’s financial planners spend the bulk of their time on (not calculations!)

The importance of all women being educated

Why Africa is the best place to test new technology

Guest Bio

Dr Rufaro Mucheka is Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa at Nedbank Wealth, South Africa. She has spent extensive periods with their partner Ecobank in West Africa setting up a Wealth Management business. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional, she writes thought leadership articles for publications and gives talks on financial advice.

Resources and Terminology

Rufaro’s LinkedIn

  1. Rwanda’s Economic Outlook 2020

FINTEX Africa: Africa’s Flagship Banking & Fintech Innovation Event 

M-Pesa

Nedbank

Ecobank

Eva: Nedgroup Investments Digital Advisor

Zipline: Vital, On-Demand Delivery for the World

Rufaro’s favorite food from South Africa: 

Chicken Biryani

Chenin Blanc

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