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Marta Eleonora Paiar

Marta is a well-respected and highly accomplished leader in the ICT, technology, payments and fintech industry, passionate about managing and growing businesses as well as developing talents. She is a corporate executive, entrepreneur, consultant, public speaker and board member with more than 15 years’ leadership experience in Europe, Africa, Middle East, The Americas. A result focused leader with a soft spot for the human aspect of the business, she has developed her career in top management consulting as well as C- level roles in telecom and fintech blue chips, amongst others Digicel, Vodafone and Safaricom. She has extensive experience in Product Management, Project Management, Marketing Management, Commercial, Sales, and Business Development.

As deputy President and Africa Chairman of AIIK-Italian Kenyan Industrial Association and Chairwoman for Kuwekeza Investments Holding, an Africa-focused, Dubai-based, fintech, renewable energy and investment corporation, she sits on the board of several foundations, companies and tech start ups. and is a member of Dubai Angel Investor network.

Marta studied in Italy, Germany, France, USA, speaks five languages and is a regular panelist at African, South American and International conferences on telecom, fintech, mobile financial services, investments and innovation in Europe, LATAM, Africa. Marta has been featured in several radio programs and publications in Europe and Africa, such as The Economist, Glamour Italy, Radio 24. The story of her life became a case study in the book “From Glass Ceilings to Blue Skies” about female leadership in Africa.

Marta has lived in over 15 countries and is very passionate about financial inclusion, digital currencies and their impact on women empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation. She has 2 dreams: # 1 improve women and children lives. #2: supporting innovative and successful businesses that deliver huge value to investors.