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19 Jun 2020

AfrAsia hires new executive to drive its cards business


Prior to joining AfrAsia, Nantes held the position of Card Product Owner at Investec Bank (South Africa & Mauritius). He has a track record of more than 20 years in the Cards & Payment space and established himself as trusted professional, delivering various top-ranked projects from launching new cards business venture to the cards operations at reputed international financial institutions like Investec, Credit Suisse (Nedbank), Standard Bank South Africa and ABSA Bank.

In his new role, Nantes will be responsible to drive AfrAsia’s card business development and card operations. Commenting on the appointment, Nicolas Hardy, Chief Technology and Operations Officer of AfrAsia Bank, said “We are extremely pleased to have Nantes in the team, he brings a wealth of experience and insight which are pivotal to pursue our strategic objectives. We have exciting plans and the deep-rooted knowledge and experience of Nantes is a key enabler in this highly competitive and ever-changing industry.”

Nantes shared that he is particularly thrilled to take up this new role. “Consumer behaviour is continually changing and shifting, mainly with the recent pandemic. The financial industry is no exception and we are witnessing  unprecedented disruption worldwide with new opportunities emerging. I am looking forward to contributing to the strategic objectives of AfrAsia bank, a brand with a unique success story, driven by passionate professionals and which has always resonated with my values.