CEO and co-Founder:
Thando Hlongwane is the CEO and co-founder of Lipa Payments which builds contactless payment solutions for banks and fintech's.
He has a background in computer science from the University of Cape Town and has a passion for financial inclusion and education.
He is a serial entrepreneur having formerly started zaio.io, the ed-tech platform which has trained hundreds of software developers and Nisa Finance, the SME lending platform that has helped SME's unlock over R4 Million in invoice and purchase order finance.
He also sits on the steering committee of the Unicef Yoma project in Kenya which is a digital platform that seeks to empower youth across Africa through digital skills and employment opportunities.