Uprise Africa Media Release – March 2021
Uprise Africa appoints new CEO for its Equity Crowdfunding Platform.
Uprise Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Ms Matshepo Mokoena-Skosana. She will take on the new position as Chief Executive Officer and will succeed Ms Tabassum Qadir who plans to step down at end March 2021 to pursue her career in Aviation Industry . Matshepo Mokoena-Skosana is the founder and chairperson of Global Diaspora Investment Group, which has also acquired an equity stake in Uprise Africa. She holds a B.Com Degree in Risk Finance and Insurance Management. Her financial competencies are centred around risk management, venture capital finance, corporate governance and financial modelling.
Ms Mokoena-Skhosana has an unyielding and voracious interest in financial inclusion as it pertains to the complete and innovative democratization and liberation of the existing towers of access to big capital for financially excluded entrepreneurs. She has a palpable ability to understand and deconstruct the arcana and esoterica of finance, and actually relishes practically working in and with marginalized communities.
Commenting on the appointment and departure of Ms Tabassum Qadir , Mr Prabir Badal Chairman of Uprise Africa , said:
“We are pleased to announce that Ms Matshepo Skosana will be the new CEO of Uprise Africa starting in April 2021. We are confident that her deep knowledge and expertise in financial services give her the aptitude to stand at the helm of the current environment of Financial services and in shaping a progressive, robust financial inclusion during the next chapter of Uprise Africa success story.”
“On behalf of Uprise Africa Board Members and the Uprise Africa team, we would like to sincerely thank Ms Tabassum Qadir for her vision, steadfast commitment and unrivalled contribution in establishing Uprise Africa . Her leadership and drive in propelling Uprise Africa stature as the First Equity Crowdfunding platform in South Africa and an innovative adopter of the concept have contributed significantly to our position today. We wish her all the best in her new venture in Aviation”.
“I wish to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Board of Directors for their kind support, trust and valuable guidance through my years in Uprise Africa.
The achievements and milestones were only possible because of their strategic vision, stewardship and unlimited energy. It has been a privilege to lead Uprise Africa & I am confident that Matshepo, with the support of an amazing team of talented staff, will help Uprise Africa scale new heights in the years ahead.
Uprise Africa can be a vital enabler of finance and investments, connecting small business and start-ups to raise capital from the international markets. ” Quoted Tabassum Qadir
Ms Qadir spearheaded the formation of the Uprise Africa and Under her leadership, the platform has become well-recognised and accepted for its progressive frameworks that support financial intermediation, innovation, and digital economy.