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Mastercard hires Issam Chleuh to run business growth in West Africa


2019 Fellow Issam Chleuh, has been appointed as Mastercard Advisors, Director of West Africa (English and French speaking).

Issam is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Suguba, a regional platform with a focus on enterprise development for “missing middle" entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs led by youth and women. He co-founded Suguba with another Tutu Fellow, Fayelle Ouane, from the Class of 2017.

He will lead the business development efforts of Mastercard for West Africa and will be based in Abidjan. His reach will cover 14 West African countries which include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Mastercard Advisors is the professional services branch of Mastercard worldwide, which provides payment-based consulting, marketing, information and risk management services to financial institutions and merchants around the world.

Issam has more than 10 years of experience in finance and technology in the USA, Africa and the middle east and worked at the Islamic development bank in Saudi Arabia from 2014-2017.

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