Vahid Monadjem

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Vahid is the founder and CEO of Nomanini, based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nomanini is a pioneering fintech that is on a mission to improve the livelihoods of informal retailers by combining digital financial services and existing value chains.

Vahid is a trained engineer with innovation and product design experience. Before founding Nomanini, he was McKinsey & Company’s global fellow for Emerging Market Product Development. He has worked in Africa, South East Asia, North America, and Europe within a wide range of industries, including technical services, design, consumer goods, state-owned utilities, petrochemicals, and telecommunications.

He is passionate about working at the intersection of technology and design in informal markets, where Nomanini’s solutions can directly impact people's lives. Vahid’s vision for Nomanini is to provide platforms for transactions in emerging markets by empowering local partners to create the tools that best suit their particular needs.