Bernie AkporiayeManaging Director at MaTontine
Bernie Akporiaye is a co-founder and CEO of MaTontine, a digital financial services platform that digitizes traditional savings circles – called Tontines in French in order to provide access to small loans and a range of financial services like micro-insurance to the financially excluded in Francophone Africa.
Bernie has a personal mission of helping reduce poverty in Africa through entrepreneurship and technology. He’s has over 20 years’ experience working internationally and Africa and is a qualified accountant and financial software expert on his 4th startup. He is responsible for setting and executing strategy, leading the team, architecting the solution, as well as some key operational activities. He has significant experience building high-performing teams in different countries.
MaTontine launched in Senegal to the general public in February 2018 with a range of partners including: SUNU Assurances, Wari, Cofina Senegal, Microsoft, CGAP etc.