Serigne Dioum

Group Chief Fintech Officer, MTN

Serigne Dioum

Speaker Bio

Serigne Dioum has been Head of FinTech at MTN Group Limited since September 2013. Serigne is responsible for driving MTN Mobile Money and related mobile financial services products and services across the MTN footprint.


He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry and a qualification in telecommunications engineering from the French institution ENST Bretagne. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Cote d’Ivoire SA from 2010 to 2013 and during this time, he acted as General Manager of MTN Mobile Money for the West and Central Africa region. He headed Orange Money Skill Centre from 2008 to 2010 where he coordinated the launch of Orange Money in several Orange affiliates.


Serigne has scaled 10x the MTN Fintech business from 3 million active customers to more than 35 million active customers in less than 5 years. His ambition is to build the biggest fintech platform in Africa with MTN. He is also passionate about managing and growing people.