Jordaan was previously the chief executive at FNB. He now heads up Montegray Capital, a private investment company, and lends a strategic hand to various businesses, including as chairman of Wines of South Africa and as director and shareholder of the listed data network RAIN.
This as the South African-born company made three new appointments to its board as it enters its next phase of growth and global expansion. Jordaan is joined by non-executive directors, technologist Willem van Biljon and finance expert Ryno Blignaut.
Pieter de Villiers, Clickatell chief executive and founder, said these new appointments were a mix of technologists and financial services experts.
“Michael Jordaan has first-hand knowledge of the needs and challenges of mobile banking through his investment in the app-driven bank, Bank Zero,” de Villiers said.
The appointments come as Clickatell plans to build on a 30% year-on-year organic growth across its regions of global operations.
“We see chat banking and chat commerce growing rapidly around the world. Our board’s collective global experience along with our leadership team’s on-the-ground emerging market success gives us an edge enjoyed by very few companies,” de Villiers said.
– African News Agency