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Natalie Paida Jabangwe

Natalie Paida Jabangwe

CEO EcoCash Zimbabwe


Natalie Payida Jabangwe is a Zimbabwean computer engineer and businesswoman. She is the Chief Executive Officer of EcoCash, the mobile money service of Econet Wireless, a leading wireless telephony company in Zimbabwe. She runs the second-largest mobile financial service company on the African continent, serving in excess of 6 million individuals.

Natalie was born in the United Kingdom circa 1983. She studied at Middlesex University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. While at Middlesex, she studied as an exchange student at Spelman College of the Atlanta University Center, in the United States. Later, she obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration, from the Imperial College London.

While pursuing her master's degree, she worked with National Cash Register and was part of the team that developed the digital payments strategy of the company. In January 2014, she relocated to Zimbabwe to lead EcoCash, having been headhunted for that purpose. In December 2016, she was reported to be the youngest chief executive of a mobile money company on the African continent, at that time.

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