Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a testament to the transformative shift in Sierra Leone’s payment ecosystem, Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, is actively contributing to the empowerment of key players in the nation’s financial landscape. This commitment was highlighted at the Interswitch Fintech Forum in Sierra Leone, where outstanding contributors were recognized and celebrated through prestigious awards.
The awards ceremony aimed to foster a culture of excellence and innovation, acknowledging the pivotal role that technological advancements play in enhancing financial inclusivity and efficiency in Sierra Leone.
Among the notable award categories and recipients were:
Emerging Partner Award: Bloom Bank SL
Technology Innovation Partner Award: Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) and Rokel Commercial Bank (RCB)
Outstanding Performance Award: Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone
Global Partner of the Year Awards: Access Bank Sierra Leone and FirstBank Sierra Leone
Exceptional Contribution to Financial Technology: Bank of Sierra Leone
Financial Technology Personality of the Year: Dr. Ibrahim Stevens.
Akeem Lawal, MD, Payment Processing & Switching, Interswitch Purepay, said: “It is an honour for us at Interswitch to witness the transformation of Sierra Leone’s payment landscape and the exceptional contributions of key players recognized through the prestigious awards presented here today. These accolades underscore the significance of innovation and excellence in fostering a robust and inclusive digital financial ecosystem. As we celebrate the achievements of these outstanding individuals and organizations, we also look forward to a future where their pioneering efforts continue to drive positive change and elevate the standards of financial services in Sierra Leone.”
In addition to recognizing excellence through awards, Interswitch has been a crucial enabler in the payment ecosystem, providing a reliable platform for processing payments. The company remains a driving force in financial technology innovation, committed to creating seamless, secure, and efficient payment solutions.
The awardees collectively applauded Interswitch for the recognition, acknowledging it as a step in the right direction towards building a robust payments ecosystem in Sierra Leone. The event showcased the synergy between Interswitch and Sierra Leone’s financial sector, highlighting the mutual dedication to driving positive change and innovation in the nation’s payment landscape. 24/11/2023