Industry Veterans Victor Malu and Olivier Manzi Join the Mojaloop Foundation to Support Mojaloop’s Expansion Initiatives in Emerging Economies 

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Oct. 18, 2023 – The Mojaloop Foundation today announced the expansion of its team as part of its commitment to accelerate its go-to-market strategy. In line with the Foundation’s mission to create a more financially inclusive global economy through Mojaloop-enabled digital financial services, the Foundation appointed two new additions to its talented team: Victor Malu as Senior Business Development Lead and Olivier Manzi as Technical Project Lead.

By hiring Victor Malu and Olivier Manzi, the organization will enhance its go-to-market functions, accelerate growth, and maintain its focus on advancing financial inclusion for all. These accomplished professionals bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise, which will undoubtedly bolster the Foundation’s efforts to develop innovative strategies to scale and promote the Mojaloop open-source software, which has the potential to advance financial inclusion in emerging economies in Asia and Africa.

“The Mojaloop Foundation is thrilled to welcome Victor and Manzi to our growing team. With these new appointments, the Mojaloop Foundation takes an important step toward fulfilling its vision of empowering underserved economies with secure, interoperable, and affordable digital financial services. Their proven track record and deep understanding of the fintech landscape will be invaluable as we work towards creating a more inclusive and accessible financial ecosystem,” said Mojaloop Foundation Executive Director Paula Hunter.

Victor Malu’s 35 years of experience makes him ideally suited for a role at the Mojaloop Foundation which sits at the intersection of finance inclusion innovation, working with regulators and central bankers. His career path has taken him through the banking sector to policy creation.

“Joining the Mojaloop Foundation is an incredible opportunity to make a real impact on financial inclusion. The potential of the Mojaloop open-source software to revolutionize digital payments is immense, and I am eager to collaborate with the team and stakeholders to advance this powerful mission. Together, we will pave the way for a more financially inclusive future,” said Malu.

Olivier Manzi has over 19 years of experience in computer engineering for financial systems, managing teams and projects tasked with deployments. He has also served as a consultant on financial systems development and has led a startup. He’s been a member of the Mojaloop Community for several years and runs Mojaloop’s proof of concept (POC) projects, which help align all national payment system stakeholders around a Mojaloop-based instant payment strategy.

“I am honored to be part of the Mojaloop Foundation’s mission to create a more inclusive global economy through digital financial services. By leveraging technology for positive change, we have the opportunity to empower underserved communities and drive financial inclusion worldwide. I’m excited to contribute my expertise and passion to this transformative journey,” said Manzi.

This expansion is only the beginning, as the Mojaloop Foundation has plans to bring in additional talent to further strengthen its team in the coming months. As the Foundation continues to evolve and grow, it remains steadfast in its commitment to collaboration, openness, and inclusivity within the financial technology industry.

About the Mojaloop Foundation

The Mojaloop Foundation’s mission is to increase financial inclusion by empowering organizations creating interoperable payment systems to enable digital financial services for all. To achieve its mission, Mojaloop Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, maintaining its free, open source software, Mojaloop, and community as public goods in the service of financial inclusion. Merchants, banks, providers, government offices and other entities looking to build inclusive payments platforms can use Mojaloop – whole, adapted or as a real-time payments reference model. For more information about the Mojaloop Foundation, visit

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