My name is Russell Wain and I’m the Senior Sales Manager at Pawapay, I have been working across Africa for over six years in the payment space and have a vast amount of knowledge on payments, USSD and telecoms. I have been working with the betting sector for over 6 years and have worked with clients ranging from start-up to tier 1 betting providers across Africa and the globe.
PawaPay is a Mobile Money payments provider operating across 12 different African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, DRC, Malawi, Zambia, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal. We offer a single API to our merchants to allow them to connect to us across the world for Mobile Money solutions across Africa. Mobile Money is the dominant digital payment channel in Sub Saharan Africa and continues to grow at a huge rate year on year. If you are looking to launch across Sub Saharan Africa then connecting to multiple countries with multiple Mobile Network providers can be time-consuming and very complex and using a company like PawaPay can take all of the stress and technical resource issues away.
In my personal life, I have been married for 11 years and have two wonderful girls ages 7 and 5. They take up most of my time but when I’m not with them I enjoy gaming, playing golf and supporting my football team Aston Villa either at Villa Park or on the television. My family and I enjoy going for walks, swimming and enjoy exploring nature as a whole. I also enjoy traveling to faraway places like New Zealand, Cuba and Malawi to name just a few.
I have always wanted to help people see the positives and benefits of working across Africa. Africa is such a wonderful and amazing continent, the people, the culture and also the innovation of technology are truly amazing to witness on a daily basis. Some of the technology is far ahead of the western world and it makes me wonder why we haven’t implemented this technology over in the UK. I believe Africa is a continent to be proud to work in or visit and want to help other people realise this also. When I visited Nairobi for the first time many years ago people were telling me that it was a dangerous place but I found Kenya to be the complete opposite of this. The people are nice and welcoming and even when I tried Swahili for the first time the locals were happy to help me even though I didn’t pronounce ‘Asante Sana’ correctly.
If you have any questions or would like any advice I’m happy to assist in any way I can. I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in this market that I hope you will utilize.
If you would like to reach out to me to speak about any mobile money opportunities that you are working on or if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]