Ali is the current Country Manager for Touch Group in Kenya. He also supervises business development activities in Uganda, Tanzania and Egypt. Touch Group is a pan-african fintech company that aggregates means of payment and digital services across the continent for potential merchants like Total. From 2017 to date, Ali has integrated into the Touch Platform partners like Safaricom MPESA in Kenya, Airtel Money and MTN for mobile payments, GTP USA for prepaid cards, WorldRemit and RIA for international remittances, and banks like Equity, Ecobank, UBA for services related to payment and agency banking. Africa has seen a rapid rise of a multitude of mobile money players and companies like Touch are currently playing the role of a catalyst with the aim of making digital payment accessible throughout the continent and beyond. Touch is operating in about 11 African countries. Ali also holds a MA in International Economics and Finance from the Brandeis International Business School and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Categories: Spring 2021