Alex Smith


Job Title: CFO

Company: Net1 UEPS Technologies:


Alex Smith was appointed CFO of Net1 UEPS Technologiies in July 2018. Prior to this he was with the Altron group. He was not only their CFO, but also a member of the Altro1n executive committee, risk management committee and the investment committee. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Alex started his career with PwC in Scotland and was then relocated to South Africa in 1995. He was initially involved in auditing, later spending eight years in the transaction services/corporate finance fields. He joined Altron in 2006, and took on the role of CFO in 2008. 

2018 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Net1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. 
2008 – 2018         Chief Financial Officer, Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd
2006 – 2008         Group Financial Manager, Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd
2002 – 2005         Associate Director, PwC

1987 – 1991        Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Law, University of Edinburgh

About Net1 UEPS Technologies, Inc: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. provides payment solutions, transaction processing services, and financial technologies to various industries in South Africa, South Korea, and internationally. The company develops and markets transaction processing solutions that comprise its smart card-based alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies, and for mobile transaction channels. It operates through three segments: South African Transaction Processing, International Transaction Processing, and Financial Inclusion and Applied Technologies. The South African Transaction Processing segment provides welfare benefit distribution services to the South African government and transaction processing for retailers, utilities, and banks. The International Transaction Processing segment offers payment processing services to merchants and card issuers through its value-added network. The Financial Inclusion and Applied Technologies segment provides short-term loans; and smart card accounts. This segment also sells prepaid products comprising electricity and airtime, as well as hardware and software products; and offers life insurance products. Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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