Francis Ebuehi has worked in various capacities for over 19 years in several companies across Management Consulting, Banking, Construction, Ebusiness and Telecommunications industries. He has been involved in Strategic Planning, Business Process Re-engineering, Marketing, Project Management, Product Launch/Roll out, Innovation and Product Life cycle management.
Francis is currently the Online Marketplace Manager (Sub Saharan Africa) for Naspers. Naspers is a South Africa-based multinational mass media company. It is the 5th largest media concern in the world. Before that, he was the Regional Manager of Dealfish West Africa (now known as OLX), An online classifieds company.
Francis started his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1992 where he worked on and led several consulting projects in Technology, Process Re-engineering and Strategy. He has also worked for 2 major banks where he was responsible for setting up the Banking Products and Electronic Banking products divisions. He was responsible for setting up Liberty Bank’s electronic card operations nationwide (a SMARTPAY based product). In Oceanic Bank (now part of Ecobank Plc), his achievements include the successful deployment of an electronic purse payment scheme (Valucard), debit card scheme (Interswitch) and an ATM scheme that helped increasing customer and merchant acquisition and retention.
After his work at Oceanic Bank., Francis went on to be the pioneer Divisional Head of Product Development at Vmobile (now known as Bharti Airtel) – a GSM operator in Nigeria. He created and led a vibrant product/service development team that introduced (Voice, Data, Messaging, Devices and mobile payment) products leading to the acquisition and retention of customers that grew from 6 million to 12 million subscribers in 3 years. He also led the Nigerian arm of Bharti Airtel for the Group wide implementation of One Network in 12 countries – a borderless prepaid roaming initiative across 12 countries in Africa and Middle East.
He then moved to become the CEO of Chamsswitch Limited, setting up and managing a new electronic Payment Switching platform that processes and settles payment transactions efficiently, using globally recognized solutions to aid interconnectivity to issuers, acquirers, merchants, service providers and other switches (both locally and internationally)
Francis speaks and writes about the Internet, Technology, Marketing and Innovation.
Francis can be reached at email@example.com