Fintech firm honoured at Ernest & Young awards
By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HELLO Group, the South African financial technology (fintech) company, announced it had emerged victorious at the Ernest & Young Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Awards 2015 in
The company won in the Exceptional Category, beating several others to the accolade.
Nadir Khamissa, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Hello Group said they were honoured to receive the award.
This is proof that it is possible to build a very powerful business that exists not only to make money, but also to positively impact the lives of the people at the bae of the pyramid,” said Khamissa.
The Ernest & Young World Entrepreneur Awards celebrates its 18th anniversary this year and continues to pay recognition to the outstanding entrepreneurial spirit cast on organisations and individuals.
The Exceptional Category acknowledges to individuals and organisations displaying remarkable tenacity and determination in building a successful and established enterprise, that exhibit characteristics of a market leader in its sector.
The Ernest & Young Awards play a tremendous role in providing a platform for not only identifying talent but creating a space to share innovative ideas and networking opportunities. It is instrumental to driving awareness around up and coming organisations and individuals wanting to find inspiration in developing entrepreneurial skills.
“We are extremely proud of this great achievement. As a business, Hello Group continues to strive for growth, expansion and introducing global technology trends to people in the informal markets across Africa. And so through our various accolades, it is testament to our success in the past 10 years,” said Khamissa.
In addition to this award, Hello Group were recently named “game changers” when they won two accolades at the Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year Awards – Innovator of the Year and the Medium
Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Hello Group is a pioneer in the fintech space with product and service offerings aimed specifically at the informal and migrant sectors.
– CAJ News
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