By Our Reporter
Letshego Holdings Limited has appointed Aobakwe “Aupa” Monyatsi as the new Group Chief Executive.
Prior to this appointment Monyatsi held the same role in an interim capacity from 4 May 2022, having led the inclusive finance entity’s digitalisation of systems and operations for the last two years in his inaugural position as Group Chief Operating Officer.
Enos Banda, the Group Chairman of Letshego Holdings Ltd affirmed the appointment, adding, “Aupa is an ideal candidate to take Letshego into the next generation where we aim to bring a proficiency in retail tech, diverse pan-Africa financial sector experience as well as a passion to make a difference. His dynamic and personable leadership style, balanced by his empathy and appreciation for people, makes him an ideal candidate to lead our organisation. Aupa’s appointment evidences Letshego’s progress in building a robust succession plan for our future organisation, as we progress in our vision to be worldclass.”
Aupa is a well-rounded and experienced pan-African regional banker, with demonstrated tech and digital-savvy expertise having spearheaded and developed innovation and virtual channel strategies in his previous role as Absa Group’s Managing Executive for Alternative Channels.
His career journey has provided Africa-wide experience from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya, having led a team in incubating fintech’s that drive financial inclusion through mobile money, block chain and AI (Artificial Intelligence).
With a clear balance of financial and technical experience, Aupa is ideally placed to steer Letshego into the Group’s next chapter of embedding and monetising the Group’s recent investment into digital systems and product innovation.
Commenting on his appointment, Aobakwe “Aupa” Monyatsi, Group Chief Executive said, “I am now excited to lead, support and inspire our diverse and dynamic Pan-African teams to unlock our collective potential for the benefit of our people, as well as the benefit of our customers, stakeholders and communities where we operate. I have been inspired by the warmth and support received since I joined Letshego, and I am honoured to lead the Group into our next chapter of evolution, securing long term shareholder return.”