Artem Sokol is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at AZA Finance, an international fintech company that is accelerating economic growth in Africa through its best-in-class foreign exchange, payments, settlement and treasury services.
A career fintech and e-commerce executive, Artem leads the company’s international sales, partnerships, marketing and account management teams.
Before joining AZA Finance, Artem was Head of Partnerships at Payoneer, B2B payment service provider for cross-border digital business, where he developed business in the European region by creating strong e-commerce, partnerships and banking infrastructure in more than 20 countries across Europe.
Artem brings over 15 years of experience in business development and marketing to AZA Finance, with previous senior roles at leading SaaS, fintech and media companies, and has launched startups in partnership with major brands such as UBER and Google.
Artem holds a Master’s degree in B2B Marketing from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
AZA Finance is the largest non-bank in Africa and an established provider of Payments, FX and Treasury providing cross-border payment solutions which accelerate global access to frontier markets through an innovative infrastructure. By leveraging cutting edge technology with their proprietary technology, AZA Finance is able to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within frontier markets.
Their API product provides both wholesale currency purchase and retail settlement via their robust API while their Web-Based platform is their B2B over-the-counter product that caters to businesses with wholesale currency needs, especially those paying partners and suppliers. Licensed by the UK’s FCA and the Bank of Spain, AZA Finance is a market-maker in every major African currency. AZA Finance was founded in 2013 and now has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Kampala, Accra, Johannesburg, Durban and Dakar.
Their company values are Accountability, Customer-Centricity, Resiliency, Creativity, Teamwork.
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