OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eCurrency Mint Limited (“eCurrency”) announced the addition of a new member to its Markets team, Athu Karume as President, Tanzania and East Africa Markets. eCurrency is the pioneer of the innovative technology that enables central banks to issue a digital fiat currency.
Athu Karume is joining eCurrency with more than twenty years of professional experience in business development in the financial services and technology industries in Tanzania, US and Europe. He was the Director of Business Development, Africa for First Access, Inc. and Country Director for First Access Tanzania, where Karume expanded the presence of First Access in Africa, developed new strategic partnership and closed new business deals. Karume’s knowledge of the financial industry and the geography, and his shared vision with eCurrency will be a valuable addition to the team.
“With his knowledge of Tanzania's and the region’s financial services landscape, Athu’s contributions are greatly anticipated,” said Jonathan Dharmapalan, CEO of eCurrency. “We look forward to continued growth in this market with Athu’s leadership.”
eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) enables central banks to securely and efficiently issue digital fiat currency to operate alongside notes and coins. eCurrency has pioneered the world’s first end-to-end solution for digital fiat currency issuance and circulation. The company combines hardware, software, and cryptographic security protocols to provide central banks the tools they need to preserve their charter and doctrine as the sole issuer of the national currency in an increasingly digital economy. By enabling more secure and efficient digital transactions, eCurrency supports the huge economic opportunities presented by the global shift to digital payments, including increased transaction efficiency, financial inclusion, and economic growth.