Martin Kwame Awagah
Ghana Fintech and Payments Association
Martin is an Economist and Financial Analyst with 10+ years’ experience in economic research, governance, public policy, financial inclusion, international development and project management. He is a Managing Partner at the firm, ARKEL LIMITED, a fintech research and management consultancy, with operations in Africa and the Caribbean, where he works on financial technologies (fintech) and financial inclusion advisory services, public financial management (PFM), project management and business development. He introduced the Ghana Fintech Outlook project to educate and disseminate information on the benefits of a digitally inclusive economy, amongst other fintech-driven projects he is spearheading.
As a passionate professional on the potentialities of fintech propelling financial inclusion and serving the last mile, essentially in Africa and the Caribbean, Martin has contributed immensely at various local and international fora. He is optimistic that the giant strides being made in Africa during this period, where digitization, data and technology have become the drivers of economic empowerment and development, requires players in the industry to collaborate on every sphere to achieve desired outcomes. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Central University and a certificate in Public Sector Finance Management (PSFM) from the University of Ghana Business School.