Africa’s Most Influential Woman Financial Services


Okapi Finance Founder, Gisele Mwepu, has been awarded as Africa’s Most Influential Woman Financial Services by CEO Global in Accra, Ghana.

Mwepu while receiving the award said it was “a true testimony that passion and hard work always rewards.”

CEO Global, a Business and Professional Services company, in the last 19 years, has been focusing on the identification of Africa’s leading talent and sharing their success stories throughout the continent.

The company honours excellence in the private and public sector which covers 23 economic sectors and has for close to two decades independently recognised those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

According to Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive of CEO Global, said, “nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process.”

He noted that the programmes dispel the notion that Africa has a paucity of innovative and progressive leadership talent.

‘There are tremendously inspirational stories at the core of each winner’s professional and personal life story,” he said.

Wepener opined that the awardees “deserve the admiration and respect they are afforded, particularly Lifetime Achievers who have often been absolute pioneers in their field.”

Okapi Finance is also rolling out in Botswana, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by end of this year, with more countries being targeted in 2019. Okapi aims to be the pan-African solution and target to reach 145 million customers in the next 10 years.