Oct. 27, 2019
Visa, Mastercard, and Verve. These are currently the dominant card networks in Nigeria. But in September 2018, American Express - the world's largest integrated global payments platform - made waves by announcing their entry into the market.
In this episode, we speak with Catherine Malec, Vice President of Business Development at American Express. Catherine shares a brief history of Amex, what Amex looks for in local partners, and exactly what American Express' launch means for card users and business owners.
01:12 - Catherine's journey from animal physiology to marketing
04:41 - What it means to be the world's largest global payments network
05:10 - A brief history of American Express
08:19 - American Express' Africa presence
10:31 - [Paystack Merchant Alert] Introducing Cowrywise paystack.com/cowrywise
13:20 - Behind the scenes of the Amex launch in Nigeria
16:52 - What the launch means for Amex users within and outside Nigeria
21:09 - What Amex looks for in local partners
27:29 - The most important question
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