Director, Digital Solutions AfricaAccion
Paul Lamont is Director, Digital Solutions Africa at Accion. He is responsible for working with Action’s African banks, MFIs and investments to leverage digital technologies to provide innovative and sustainable financial products to customers across multiple channels. Paul has deep experience in building distribution in digital financial services businesses in emerging markets. He was part of the founding team at digital lender afb (now known as Jumo) that built a lending business in East Africa, focusing on providing innovative microcredit and microinsurance products to financially excluded customers. Thereafter Paul joined LeapFrog Investments, one of the leading emerging market-focused impact private equity firms, where Paul worked as an operational lead on several deals, including insurance, lending, payments, mobile money and alternative credit scoring businesses covering emerging markets. Paul holds an MBA (cum laude) specializing in finance and emerging markets from the UCT Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Business Science (distinction in Finance) from the University of Cape Town, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.