Kuda has been announced as a member of the first class of the PYMNTS EMEA 60 by PYMNTS, the global leader in payments industry news and data analytics. Karen Webster, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PYMNTS, made the announcement in a recent letter to Babs Ogundeyi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kuda.
Webster noted that Kuda is one of the 60 renowned fintech institutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa selected for the honour based on their valuation and influence among FinTechs based in the regions. She further noted that only 20 FinTechs were selected to represent each of the regions, making this recognition a truly pricey position to hold. Kuda and 19 other FinTech peers were selected from the Africa region.
According to her, “PYMNTS is excited to recognize the EMEA 60 during the EMEA PYMNTS FORUM for their outsized impact on forwarding the transformation of the digital economy.”
She informed that Kuda and all the other enlisted honourees will be recognised at the inaugural EMEA PYMNTS FORUM, slated for 22 September, 2022 in Paris, France. The conference program, entitled “Benchmarking the Future of Payments and Finance in EMEA: Who’s Going to Win, How, and Why,” will explore the issues critical to the digital transformation of the global economy.
The EMEA PYMNTS FORUM will offer payments executives from the EMEA region a full day focused on gaining useful, actionable information and making meaningful connections with their C-suite peers. Participants include senior level executives representing FinTechs, financial institutions, banks, processors, acquirers, card brands, technology companies, investment and VC firms and regulators.
“With the acceleration of innovation taking place in the EMEA region, PYMNTS is compelled and excited to bring together thought leaders in FinTech and beyond to network and gain practical knowledge on how to best operate across the changing and challenging payments ecosystem,” Webster concluded.
In his remarks on the recognition, Babs Ogundeyi expressed appreciation to PYMNTS for the great honour done to Kuda.
“It’s an honour for Kuda to be recognised by PYMNTS, a leading source of data, news and insights on innovation in payments and the platforms powering the connected economy. We’re all very proud of this achievement and we’re motivated to do even more for the world,” he said.