Serigne Dioum

Group Chief Fintech Officer, MTN Group

Speaker Bio

Serigne Dioum is the CEO of MTN Group Fintech. Prior to this, Serigne was the MTN Group Executive for Mobile Financial Services. Serigne joined the MTN Group in 2009, and has since then been responsible for driving MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) and related mobile financial services products and services across the MTN footprint.

He has held several leadership roles within the MTN Group of companies including MTN Cote d'Ivoire Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of MTN Mobile Money in the West and Central Africa region. He also currently serves on the Board of various MTN Group companies and is a member of the MTN Group Executive Committee. Prior to joining MTN, Serigne headed Orange Money Skill Centre from 2008 to 2010 where he coordinated the launch of Orange Money in several Orange affiliates. Serigne holds a qualification in Telecommunications Engineering from the French institution ENST Bretagne.

His most pivotal projects include significant business growth and customer digital transformation successes which resulted in being recognized locally and globally for delivering consistent and outstanding business results, and meaningful partnerships with customers. Under his leadership, MTN’s fintech offering has expanded to 16 countries, serving over 63 million customers, close to 1.3 million agents and 1.8 million merchants with a transaction value over US$200bn recorded as at end of Q3’2023.  

Serigne is passionate about financial inclusion and is spearheading MTN’s ambition to build Africa’s largest fintech platform, accelerating economic and social development through digital innovations for the benefit of citizens across the continent and beyond.