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CEO at Strider/Brave
Annabel is the CEO and founder of Strider a leading South African fintech consultancy (www.stridertech.co.za) and Brave (www.brave.technology) a business focused on helping employers create inclusive, joyful work environments for their employees using the power of technology. She holds a Bsc Mechanical Engineering with a passion for nuclear system materials. Subsequent to her work in the engineering field she moved into the financial services and technology space, in asset securitisation and later as an equity derivatives specialist for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
At the end of 2013 she left the corporate world to found her first fintech business Stock Shop (a stock market content and service provider aggregator) which allowed her to follow a passion for building systems that educate and create financially included societies in Africa and emerging markets.
Annabel lectures on algorithms and interfaces for the Exponential Africa faculty and is often seen on TV and featured in articles commenting and educating communities on fintech, insurtech and edtech trends.
Annabel’s businesses have participated in various accelerators (Seed Engine, sW7) she is a gold member at Alphacode and has been invited present the her uniquely African fintech story in a variety of countries around the world.
At its core her team are striving to build the financial services ecosystem of the future using artificial intelligence (machine learning), big data, emotional and intelligent algorithms and personal interfaces.