Nasia Seria—Johannesburg, South Africa

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Nasia Seria is a general manager, risk and compliance professional at MTN covering mobile financial services and financial crime. As a qualified chartered accountant, Seria has extensive capital markets experience, having worked for EY, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in New York. Since moving to Africa, she has focused on digital finance and is responsible for the remediation of the anti-money laundering program for MTN Mobile Money across 14 countries in Africa.

Seria’s experience includes working for multinationals operating across Africa, Latin America and Asia, which have provided her with critical insights into the complexities of organizational dynamics and the challenges of operating in a volatile emerging market environment. Seria has a master’s in economics and has participated in sustainable development volunteer work, such as post-hurricane and earthquake relief in New Orleans and Indonesia as well as assisting international nonprofit organizations in South Africa with development finance and advocacy work.

It is her goal to give back to the African continent through utilizing exponential technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, in risk management and compliance practices to solve problems faced by both large corporations as well as the public sector, thereby enabling a client-centric organizational culture.