Warren Squires, a global Investment Banking executive with 20 years of experience working in various finance company leadership roles, has joined JUMO as its new Director of MTN Channel, effective 9 January 2017.
The ex-Barclays Africa Managing Principal will lead JUMO’s strategic partnership with MTN in Africa which is based in Cape Town.
“It’s a big win for JUMO,” said CEO and Founder, Andrew Watkins-Ball. “Balancing our technology capability with the experience of people like Warren is really powerful.”
Warren said he is excited to join the company that is, “effecting a step-change in digital financial services delivery.”
“JUMO made a big impact in 2016; their platform is a game-changer for financial services and I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s vision,” he said.
Warren is a Rhodes and Cape Town university alumni. Previous banking positions include Credit Suisse, and Barclays Capital in London and Hong Kong; Renaissance Capital and Barclays in South Africa as Chief Operating Officer for Africa and most recently as Chief Investment Officer for Barclays Africa Seeker fund – a fund setup to invest in early stage companies.
JUMO gained more than 100 new staff members in 2016 and has plans to double its staff complement (currently 225 across 6 locations) in 2017. The company boasts a strong line-up of talent including ex-Magento CTO Ted Pietrzak who joined the company in January 2016 as VP Engineering marking the first American platform level CTO to be recruited by an African company.