Middle East and Africa digital commerce firm, Network International, has appointed Egyptian Hany Fekry as Regional President for Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa.
According to a statement issued to the media, Fekry, will be responsible for all aspects of NI’s acquiring and issuing business in Egypt and Nigeria, including developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to drive the company’s business growth.
Commenting on his appointment, Fekry said “This is an incredibly exciting time for Network, with tremendous opportunities to accelerate the positive trends in digital payments across the region and increase financial inclusions. I look forward to helping build a best-in-class payment ecosystem that will support local merchants and financial institutions, and positively impact the economies across the Northern and Sub-Saharan African markets.”
Fekry, joined Network International in 2016 as Managing Director for Egypt and and Deputy Managing Director for Africa, leading the company’s business development activities across the Northern and Sub-Saharan region.
He previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) Africa, which was acquired by Network International in 2016.
Nandan Mer, Group CEO of Network International, “Since joining the team in 2016, Hany’s deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges in digital payments adoption across Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa has been instrumental in helping Network deliver customised and relevant solutions. I am confident he is the right person to strengthen our offering to clients.”
Fekry’s more than 20-year career has included developing business in markets including Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.