Global Director, Channels & Technology at Accion International
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Prateek Shrivastava is Director, Channels & Technology at Accion International. He is responsible for supporting Accion’s banks, MFIs and fintech investments use digital channels effectively. His passion is to build operationally strong and commercially viable businesses based on digital technologies.
Prateek is experienced in implementing technology and building operational businesses over the past 22 years is across 25 countries. Since 2006, he worked in several roles building systems to deliver digital financial services at scale for the unbanked in emerging markets in Asia and Africa. He has helped design technology, business strategy, raised funding and built field staff and customer support systems. During this time, he was Managing Director for Emerging Markets at Monitise plc where he was responsible for the expansion of Monitise’s services in Nigeria, India and Indonesia. Prateek left Monitise in 2012 to set up a specialist consultancy, Accendo Associates, through which he worked on projects for IFC, World Bank, USAID and several private digital services companies.
In 2013, he co-founded BeyondBranches, an agent centric digital financial services company in Nigeria. He sold this business to a large regional payments provider.
Prateek has published several papers and has guest edited journals and books. He regularly gives talks at events around the world including at the UK House of Lords, World Economic Forum and GSMA Mobile World Congress. Prateek holds an MBA specializing in Mobile Banking and Microfinance from the Henley Management College, a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Applied Computing from University of Western Sydney, Australia.