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Former CIO of Barclays Africa joins Jumo

Former CIO of the Barclays Africa Seeker Fund, Warren Squires has joined fintech startup Jumo, the company announced.

Squires was appointed as director of MTN Channel at the company on 9 January.

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“It’s a big win for Jumo. Balancing our technology capability with the experience of people like Warren is really powerful,” says CEO and founder of Jumo, Andrew Watkins-Ball, in a press release to Ventureburn.

“Jumo is changing the face of digital finance, has made significant inroads into making a material difference in mobile money and inclusive finance for emerging markets and is at the right stage to benefit from my skills in digital and financial company optimisation,” says Squires to Ventureburn.

Squires brings 20 years of financial experience to Jumo, having previously held positions at Credit Suisse, Renaissance Capital and Barclays in London. Hong Kong, and South Africa.

In January 2016, the former VP of engineering at eBay subsidiary Magento, Ted Pietrzak, joined Jumo.

According to the press release, Jumo acquired over 100 new staff members in 2016, which brings the number up to 255 across six locations. The company plans on doubling the staff number in 2017.

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