Grant said that Paycode offers both financial inclusion and fintech, which are his passion.
On Wednesday 23 October, digital payment technology company Paycode announced the appointment of Grant Haarhoff as its new CFO.
About his appointment, Grant said:
“I’m happy to be joining a company with the massive potential and exceptional technology that Paycode has.”
Paycode is a global fintech company that offers biometric identity and affordable access to basic financial services to the unbanked.
Grant said that both financial inclusion and fintech has been a passion of his for many years and that he is pleased to be joining Paycode’s dynamic team that is “not only committed to driving financial inclusion in Africa, but actually has the technology solution that can overcome the barriers to financial inclusion that ordinary, hard-working Africans face on a daily basis”.
He added that he look forward to working with the senior management team at Paycode to drive growth and innovation.
Grant joins Paycode from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) where he held several high-profile roles, including acting group CEO, over the span of six years. He was a member of SARB’s Fintech SteerCo for two years.
Prior to the SARB, Grant spent eight years at an automotive component manufacturer where he played a leading role in mergers and acquisitions. He has spent the last 12 years of his career as a principal officer of various retirement funds, which played a key role in developing his passion for financial wellness and financial inclusion.
His career started at Deloitte South Africa, where he completed his articles and qualified as a CA(SA).
Paycode acting CEO Ralph Pecker said:
“Grant will be instrumental in the next phase of Paycode’s ambitious plan to enable financial inclusion for 100 million Africans in five years. We believe his appointment will drive immense value both for our company and the many partners who support us in driving our vision.”
The statement read that Paycode is “confident that Grant’s combination of skills, experience and expertise will deliver immense value and bring the company closer to its vision for a world where every one of the world’s 1.6 billion underserved people has a digital identity and a bank account”.