Interswitch Named ‘Fintech Of The Year’ At The 2022 African Banker Awards

L-R: Babatunde Okufi, Group Head, Business Development, Interswitch Purepay; Robinta Aluyi, Group Head, Sales and Account Management, Interswitch Systegra; Adeyemi Ogunyemi, Lead, Issuer Management, West & Central Africa, Interswitch Paytoken; Chioma Ejewuke, Group Head, Service Management, Interswitch Paymate and Tomijogun Ogunlesi, Group Head, Brand, Communications and CSR, Interswitch, at the 2022 African Banker Award in Accra, Ghana where Interswitch Group emerged Fintech of the Year.

Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, was named Fintech of the Year at the 2022 African Banker Awards, which took place in Accra, Ghana, during the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings.

The award, which emphasizes Interswitch’s position as a fintech leader, also reaffirms the company’s outstanding role in accelerating digital payment on the African continent and its contributions to the growth of the financial sector.

The African Banker Awards are a landmark annual event for the African banking sector, held during the AfDB’s Annual Meetings. The African Banker Awards, organized by African Banker magazine and IC Events in collaboration with Business in Africa Events, honor excellence and best practices in African banking and financial services.

This year’s AfDB Annual Meetings had the theme “Achieving Climate Resilience and a Just Energy Transition for Africa.”

Cherry Eromosele, Group Chief Marketing and Corporate Communications Officer of Interswitch Group, commented on the award, saying the company is overjoyed to have been named ‘Fintech of the Year’ in the prestigious awards.

“We are thrilled to have been named the first recipient of the African Banker magazine’s ‘Fintech of the Year’ award,” she said. This award will motivate us to continue providing cutting-edge solutions and innovations tailored to the specific needs of our valued customers across the continent.”

“Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the award’s organizers, the African Banker magazine, for putting this together and honoring Interswitch,” Eromosele added. We also congratulate the winners of other categories.”

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Interswitch has been at the forefront of driving financial industry innovation, facilitating payments and leveraging innovative technology solutions to shape Africa’s future.

In recognition of Interswitch and other Developmental Finance Institutions’ transformational roles, the African Banker Awards committee added two new categories to this year’s award – ‘FinTech of the Year’ and ‘DFI of the Year.’