Ukheshe Taps Former Vodacom Exec Prins Mhlanga As Non-Executive Director

Prins Mhlanga
Prins Mhlanga Ocean on 76 20 November 2018 Photograph: John Hogg

Ukheshe announced on Thursday the appointment of Prins Mhlanga as a non-executive director of the digital FinTech platform provider. Mhlanga is a South African entrepreneur with a long career in the ICT space. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 Group.

Mhlanga is also a former Managing Executive of Digital Media at Vodacom.

Since launching two years ago, Ukheshe has established itself as a leading payment technology specialist successfully collaborating with several blue-chip payment brands.

The appointment of Mhlanga comes at a time when the company has refocused on the B2B sector and is streamlining its payment solution services.

“We are pleased to join the Ukheshe board and have ambitious plans, and we are confident that Ukheshe will establish itself as a leading fintech enabler across the continent,” says Mhlanga.

Ocean on 76 Group of companies is a business ecosystem made up of highly competitive digital platforms that serve the needs of modern-day business complexities. The ecosystem currently provides numerous solutions to Mobile Network Operators and various business enterprises.

Clayton Hayward, co-founder of Ukheshe says the company is excited to have Ocean on 76 Group on board.

“Prins will add immense value to the business as a shareholder as well as playing a vital role in driving the company’s transformation strategy in becoming the dominant B2B fintech enabler across the continent.”

Hayward says that the Ocean 076 on Group invested in Ukheshe at inception and has been actively involved in growing the company as a seed investor to where it is today, a more mature business aiming to reach unicorn status within the next three years: “We have raised just under R100m in less than two years and acquired three companies within this period.

Ukheshe has a strong legacy in enterprise platform delivery in banking and telco sectors, making it a great fit for the Ocean on 76 Group. Having created an extensive range of microservices that enable rapid digital transaction propositions for clients, Ukheshe, with assistance from the Ocean on 76 Group, will strive for rapid innovation in the payment industry.

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