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This week, we meet up with Barry Levett CEO of Mypinpad. MYPINPAD is a global leader in secure payments acceptance and personal authentication solutions using smartphones and tablets. Their proprietary and globally patented technology secures and protects the input of sensitive information on touchscreens creating a trusted environment. MYPINPAD’s innovative solutions removes the need for specialised hardware thereby reducing cost and complexity, promotes rapid adoption and leverages the connected capabilities of smart devices. Barry was previously founder of SmartPesa which merged with Mypinpad in 2022. In our conversation we discuss the merger and Barry shares his perspective on state of the softPOS payments market including channel convergence and need for deeper integration into workflows and processes.
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Barry is a fintech entrepreneur. As founder and Group CEO of SmartPesa, he took its payments and agency banking products to 11 countries globally. He became CEO of Mypinpad when the two companies merged in 2022.
Barry brings with him over 25 years’ experience in technology, investment banking and M&A, having held leadership positions in blue chip companies including Merrill Lynch, Shell and BHP Billiton in the UK and in Singapore; as well as venture-capital-backed startups. A qualified chartered accountant and CFA charterholder, he leverages his finance background together with a strong technopreneurial streak to develop new fintech solutions for customers.
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