4G Capital Group has announced the appointments of Alex Siboe and Ross Breadmore as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Product Officer (CPO) respectively to join their technology-driven financial inclusion agenda for micro and SME businesses across Kenya and Uganda.
Siboe will be responsible for the business’s day-to-day administrative and operational functions, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, while Ross will act as a lead product strategist and visionary responsible for creating and delivering new 4G Capital digital products that will increase value to the company’s loyal client base, partners, and internal delivery.
“This is a tremendous moment on our journey to build the neobank for Africa,” said Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, CEO and Founder of 4G Capital. “Alex and Ross together represent a quantum investment in world-class fintech talent. Both are extraordinary leaders who will bring their tremendous professional success and personal energy to help deliver our mission: to grow micro and SME businesses with capital and knowledge.”
Ross joins the company from Lloyds Banking Group, a leading UK bank, and financial services group where he led transformative innovation across a variety of client services and internal functions whereas Alex joins from KCB Bank, where he served as Head of Digital Financial Services.
“My years with Lloyds Banking Group have shown me the power that well-designed financial products can have in helping people live better lives. To take this learning and passion into the African Micro-SME space with 4G Capital is a dream come true, as the feedback loop is even shorter and the mission is even more pressing. Wayne and his team have built a phenomenal service and I cannot wait to meet their optimism with my own and establish a world-class product team,” said Breadmore.
“This an exciting time as we witness unprecedented uptake and growth in digital financial services, and I am excited to be part of the 4G Capital family in driving the adoption and acceleration of digital banking services and bridging the finance gap for MSMEs across East Africa and beyond,” Alex said.
Alex is highly skilled in leadership and innovative project management and has experience across both the banking and telecommunications industries.