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Yves-Laurent Soumelong
Regional Digital Product Project Manager at United Bank for Africa


Yves Laurent Soumelong is a Payment Systems Specialist and a passionate advocate of Digital Transformation for Financial Inclusion. He Currently works in the capacity as the Regional Digital Product Project Manager within the CEMAC Region for United Bank of Africa.

He is an actor of Financial Inclusion in Central Africa, he believes that mobile financial services can transform, a given African from an “unbanked” person to an economic engine with a transaction history and credit score and drive them from cash to digital journey.

Yves has an experience of more than 8 years on Mobile Financial Services domain worked for Telecommunications Industry. He holds both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering and achieved the Executive Education, Innovation in Digital World from the London Business School.

He is also a Young African Leadership Initiate (YALI) Fellow from the Regional Leadership Center of Accra, Ghana. He likes to bungee jump, swimming as well as travelling around the world.

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