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Paga, a Mobile Money Operator and payments services provider, has announced the appointment of Ian Cleverly as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. 

Cleverly is expected to take charge of the company’s London office. As stated by the company, he will be responsible for Finance, Risk, Compliance, and Internal Audit functions across countries of operations.  

Speaking on the appointment, Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer, Paga, Tayo Oviosu, expressed optimism as he welcomed the new Group CFO to the team.  

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“In our search for a Group CFO, we were searching for a candidate who has strong finance and risk management acumen, could partner closely on strategy and fundraising with a focus on people development as we scale globally. Above all, we also wanted someone who aligned with our core values at Paga. I am pleased to say that we have found that person with these qualities in Ian.” Oviosu said. 


On the development, elated Cleverly said he was looking forward to playing a key role in Paga’s growth and value creation. 

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Clevery’s profile: He began his career leading various finance departments at Procter & Gamble. He has over 20 years experience in senior financial, and operational management roles within the following sectors, Telecommunications, FMCG, and Mobile Payments across multiple countries and continents. 

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He joined Paga in November 2018 and has since then worked at the Paga Group office in London, United Kingdom. 

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Prior to joining Paga, Cleverly served as CFO and Executive Director at Maistro Plc, a B2B marketplace for online Procurement Services. Before that he was CFO for Hutchison 3G Ireland after which he served as CFO of Cable & Wireless Communications in Jamaica. 

Cleverly’s vast experiences includes M&A, Disposals, Divestments, Corporate Restructuring, Business Transformation, Operationalizing Change, Legal Regulatory & Compliance, Strategy, Supply Chain, Fundraising and extensive International Board Level experience. 


He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACMA). 



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