Business Leader: Klasha appoints former Mastercard VP as Chief Commercial Officer
Klasha Inc, a San Francisco and Lagos-based technology company transforming cross-border African commerce, announces the appointment of Nile Younis as Chief Commercial Officer.
Nile will be based in Dubai and joins Klasha after a successful 10-year career at Mastercard, where he created leading go-to-market strategies across the MEA (“Middle East Africa”) region for real-time and multi-rail payments interoperability.
Most recently, Nile was the P&L business owner responsible for building and establishing Digital Payment Ecosystems at national levels for Mastercard in MEA. In the last five years, Nile and his team successfully digitised large cash flows across multiple sectors.
Nile has over 20 years of global experience in solution sales, product management and business development, which focuses on e/m-commerce alongside cyber and Card-Not-Present fraud solutions.
The appointment follows Klasha’s recent announcement of a $4.5 million (£3.7m) seed funding round backed by Amex Ventures – its first investment in an African-focused startup – and Global Ventures, an MEA-focused venture capital firm.
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