About Us

We are passionate about financial inclusion in Africa through digitisation . Having more than 30 years of Hands-on Africa experience with some of the largest financial services brands across the continent, we believe in working on the ground with your teams from assessment to strategy and implementation to deliver results that will reflect in your customer numbers and balance sheet

Value of our
Company

We deliver on the ground with expertise ranging from strategy, decision design and execution, digital transformation, business, operation and technology transformation, and project management. The results of which we guarantee will reflect on your balance sheet.

Deepening financial inclusion in Africa through digitization

FinnAfrica is a dream of two emerging markets retail bankers, Abhinav Nehra and Raj Singh with more than 50 years of experience between them, having built some of the largest and most successful retail banks in India and Africa. We believe that retail banking is at the cusp of disruption and are passionate about deepening financial inclusion and bringing banking to the masses in Africa.

At FinnAfrica, we believe that every African has the right to financial access. We are driven by the fundamental trust in the people of Africa. Powered by A.I. and Machine Learning our aim is to facilitate the growth of a modern financial services infrastructure in Africa. Our challenger bank “OneAfrica”, with a super app provides convenience beyond banking. A cheaper, faster way to integrate your entire financial and non-financial needs all on one virtual platform! All you need is a smartphone to avail of an instant loan without any credit history.

We also provide and support the transformation journey for incumbent banks in Africa. We deliver on the ground with expertise ranging from strategy, decision design and execution, digital transformation, business, operation and technology transformation, and project management. The results of which we guarantee will reflect on your balance sheet.

Meet our team

Abhinav Nehra 
abhinav@finnafrica.com

Abhinav Nehra is a global banker with over 30 years of experience in emerging markets, working with Citigroup, United Bank for Africa, and Ecobank Transnational.As the Founding CEO, he was responsible for establishing CitiFinancial India as one of the most successful and profitable consumer finance businesses for Citigroup across emerging markets. He replicated that achievement in setting up UBA’s Retail Financial Services (RFS) as its Managing director and CEO across seven verticals from cards to remittances and microfinance in one of the most complex markets in Africa and successfully expanded UBA’s footprint from two to sixteen markets in Africa. He managed one of the most diverse portfolios in retail and commercial banking across 34 countries in Africa for Ecobank Transnational as its Group Director.
He continues to be deeply involved in the African financial services ecosystem in Digital lending /Payments and Neobanking space and has driven multiple Digital transformational projects for banks and development institutions across the continent.Abhinav has a passion for Africa and a deep knowledge of markets across the continent from Rwanda to Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC, Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and many more.

Raj Singh 
raj@finnafrica.com

Financial services specialist who has worked in the sector for the last 23 years in multiple countries viz; Rwanda, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Bhutan in various capacities, specifically in the areas of Retail and SME Banking-Strategy, operating model, Digital Banking, Product & Channel Development, Technology implementation, Financial analysis, M & A advisory, due diligence. Served at C level positions in Asia and Africa with banks viz ICICI Bank Ltd (India), First City Monument Bank (Nigeria), Chase Bank (Kenya) prior to moving to advisor & consulting domain, where he worked on advisory roles with financial institutions in Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana to name few. He spearheaded projects for Consumer/ Retail Banking, MSME Banking, Digital Banking, Commercial, Retail & Agriculture banking, Digital Lending etc.
Raj has authored 2 Amazon #1 Best Sellers on future of Banking viz; Digital The New Normal for Banks, and Artificial Intelligence in Banking & Finance. Raj is a commerce graduate (B.com.) and his professional qualification includes Chartered Accountant (FCA), Company Secretary (ACS), and Master of Business Administration in finance (MBA).