Arise appoints Senior Manager: Banking and Innovation
Arise is pleased to announce the appointment of Zahir Essop, Senior Manager: Banking & Innovation. Zahir, who joined the Arise team on 1 August 2022, is a seasoned IT and Innovation Specialist with more than 18 years’ experience. He began his career as a Developer on E-Business and Workforce Management systems in the telecommunications sector. Subsequently, he held several roles at Nedbank ranging from Business Analyst, Head Reward Analytics and Operations, Head: Rest of Africa Strategy and Special Projects to his most recent role of Senior Innovation Strategist in the Retail and Commercial Banking business.
During his extensive tenure at Nedbank, he led several innovation initiatives and played an instrumental role in architecting Nedbank’s investments in Ecobank and Banco Único. In addition, he was also tasked with the development, operationalization and management of the post-acquisition programmes for both the Ecobank and Banco Único investments.
We are excited to have Zahir onboard and look forward to leveraging his experience to the benefit of our partner bank network.