Digital bank Moniepoint has named Pawel Swiatek as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Pawel joins the business from Capital One, where he served as Managing Vice President and was responsible for the bank’s financial inclusion programme. He was also previously part of the management team at the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater.

At Moniepoint, Swiatek will be tasked with building an execution operating system inside the organisation, including putting in place policies, tools, measurements and culture to help achieve this. He will work closely with Moniepoint’s CEO Tosin Eniolorunda and the rest of the senior management team in accurately predicting growth and key trends through a data-science led approach.

Speaking on his appointment, Swiatek said: “Since meeting Tosin last year, then visiting the Nigerian market, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Moniepoint and the huge potential it has to create genuine, meaningful change. The team has seen rapid growth over the past few years, and part of my role coming in will be to take over the day-to-day operational running of the business and enable us to more accurately predict growth as Moniepoint continues to scale and enter new markets.”

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