Fahd Bangash talks with JA on ITLoW
Anyone who has met Fahd Bangash, Chairman & CEO of Amaana, will testify to the fact that he is a soft-spoken and gentle soul with a quick and easy smile. At first glance he could easily pass off as a rock star or a sufi. 🙂
Fahd has a Bachelors Degree in Management & Engineering Sciences from Stanford University. He started his career in technology at MarketFirst Software, a pioneer in marketing automation technology and spent 4 years at Palm Computing in Silicon Valley where he managed Business eMarketing for the Treo smartphone.
Four years ago he moved to Pakistan and embarked on a mission to try and serve the unbanked population in Pakistan. It has been a long ride but Fahd Bangash is now in the process of taking the company beyond a successful Beta launch.
In this episode of “In the Line of Wire” Fahd talks candidly about the journey that the young company has been through, the need that they saw and recognized, and how they think Amaana and other such services will change the lives of the majority of people in Pakistan.
Here is a video that Amaana released on Youtube of a public beta trial that they conducted that attracted over 225,000 mobile users from Pakistan who registered, made payments, received payments, bought airtime, performed web checkout and made KASHF micro-finance payments using the amaana payment platform.
It clearly explains the concept and shows the impact they are already having on the lives of the unbanked:
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