In our search for a Group CFO, we were searching for a candidate who has strong finance and risk management acumen, could partner closely on strategy and fundraising, with a focus on people development as we scale globally. Most of all, we wanted someone who aligned with our core values at Paga and we are super stoked to have found that person in Ian.
Ian joins Paga with over 20 years of industry experience in senior financial, and operational management roles within the following sectors: Telecommunications, FMCG, and Mobile Payments across multiple countries and continents. Having Ian on the team is in line with Paga’s vision to be a leader in mobile payments across emerging markets globally.
As Group Chief Financial Officer, Ian will be responsible for Paga’s Finance, Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit functions across all countries of operations. Ian will also play a critical role as Paga launches into new markets. Speaking on his appointment Ian Cleverly said:
“I am delighted to have joined Paga at an exciting time as the company scales and gathers momentum for its next phase of international expansion. I look forward to playing a key role in its growth and value creation, making it simple for one billion people to access and use money. Paga encompasses smart and passionate people, strong technology and innovation as well as a growing worldwide footprint and I believe my experience will be additive to the team as we implement and execute our growth strategy.”
Prior to joining Paga, Ian served as CFO and Executive Director at Maistro Plc, a B2B marketplace for online Procurement Services. Prior to his role at Maistro PLC, he served as CFO of Cable & Wireless Communications in Jamaica and before that was CFO for Hutchison 3G Ireland.
Through his various appointments, his experience includes M&A, Disposals, Divestments, Corporate Restructuring, Business Transformation, Operationalizing Change, Legal Regulatory & Compliance, Strategy, Supply Chain, Fundraising and extensive International Board Level experience.
Ian began his career leading various finance departments at Procter & Gamble. He graduated in the United Kingdom and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACMA).
Folks, please join us in welcoming Ian to the Paga Team!!!