Samee is a director in the London office and leads the firm’s Fintech / Advanced Payments practice. He has advised clients from start-ups to large multi-national corporations at the Board level. His expertise covers competitive strategy, new product development, and both buy- and sell-side M & A advice. He has deep experience in financial services including cross-border payments, digital wallets and payments, card issuing and acquiring, alternative payments, and consumer and business lending. He is a regular speaker at major conferences and has written on Fintech and related topics. Outside work, Samee does not like extreme sports nor does he like travelling to far away continents.
Samee Zafar (Director, London) recently spoke with Nadeem Hussain, a pioneer in financial services and technology. He is the founder and ex-CEO of Tameer Bank and EasyPaisa (sold to Telenor), which have impacted millions of Pakistanis by extending credit, insurance and mobile banking solutions to a large segment of the unbanked population. EasyPaisa is one of the most successful mobile financial services initiatives outside Africa. He is the founder and chairman of Planet N, which aims to connect and catalyze the next wave of technology leadership in developing markets and in particular Pakistan.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings are increasing in importance among companies. Samee Zafar (Director, London) writes about the complexity of these ratings and how fintech in the financial services and payment sector embrace the values of ESG
Conversation with Salim Dhanani, CEO & Co-Founder at BigPay, neobank based in Southeast Asia, recently talked with Samee Zafar (Director, London). During their conversation, Salim described the value proposition of BigPay and the markets and customers that they serve.
Denise Johansson, co-CEO at Enfuce, payment processor company delivering debit, prepaid, and credit card solutions across Europe and scaling globally, recently talked with Samee Zafar (Director, London).
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Mohit Davar, expert with several years of experience in managing and advising money transfer and crypto companies and ex-Chairman of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN), recently spoke with Samee Zafar (Director London) about the competitive landscape in the money transfer business and the future role of stable coins and cryptocurrencies.