Ukheshe Technologies - a South African based fintech enabler, has appointed Anton Coertzen as President of Strategic Partnerships. Coertzen will play a key role in growing the business through key partnerships, which align with the company’s business development and product innovation strategy.
"Coertzen’s qualifications, career experience and in-depth knowledge of the sector are an invaluable asset to the Ukheshe team. “We are delighted to welcome someone of Anton’s calibre to the team as we enhance our capacity to provide clients with superior digital financial services and continue to lead the way in delivering digital-first solutions in a uniquely demanding global market.” Clayton Hayward, Ukheshe CEO
Clayton's appointment comes as the company aggressively move to establish itself as a household name in the B2B sector.
“Ukheshe already has a great product team that is extremely innovative, but due to the complex nature of digital payments as well as the regulatory and compliance landscape, there is always room to collaborate with strategic partners to commercialise our offering. My strategy is to meticulously plan around our digital first and SME-in-a-box solutions to ensure our product set is complemented through our strategic partners." Anton Coertzen on his appointment
Ukheshe recently revealed its ambition of expanding globally. The company will now focus on establishing significant long-term partnerships with banks, telcos, fintechs, governments, and payment associations across Africa and other international locations.
“Fintechs are able to present a customer-centric channel to accepting and making payments in an extremely agile way. Ease of use, various payment methods, and great user experiences continue to drive payment adoption. If institutions perceive fintechs as key collaborators, the opportunity for a mutually beneficial partnership increases significantly.” Anton Coertzen.
Coertzen brings with him a wealth of experience. He boasts of a decade of experience in the financial services sector. He has held positions in Deloitte Consulting as part of its government integrated solutions tea and Mastercard as a legal entity controller and in digital sales.