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Dave van Niekerk

Executive Chairman

MyBucks S.A., All Africa

Biography

With 22-years’ experience in the microfinance industry, Dave van Niekerk, is one of the founding members and current Founder and Executive Chairman of MyBucks.

Established in 2012 with international backing, MyBucks is Africa’s first fintech company, successfully delivering seamless financial services to consumers using technology platforms.

Based in Luxembourg, MyBucks holds the brands Haraka, GetBucks, GetSure, GetBanked, Oportunity Bank and New Finance Bank. MyBucks listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in June 2016, making it the first African Fintech company to list on the Exchange.

The MyBucks Group’s global footprint has grown to eight MFI operations, five banking operations, with operations in eleven African countries as well as operations in Europe and Australia.

As an African micro-finance pioneer, Dave has witnessed Africa first-hand and its growth over the last 22 years, fuelling his passion for pioneering the promotion of investment in many African countries, particularly in the financial and micro-finance sector. He continues to create innovating business models that make financial inclusion for people across the African continent a reality.

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