Sharif Banamwana - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Sharif Banamwana

Sharif Banamwana

Product Manager


Airtel Rwanda


Sharif Banamwana is a Product Manager at Airtel Rwanda. He has 10 years’ experience in telecommunication and digital financial services. He played an active role in the early transformation of mobile financial services in his home country from legacy P2P transfers to pioneering innovations such as the first mobile cross border transaction with currency conversion, the first wallet to bank and bank to wallet service, the first mobile savings wallet with interest and many more. In recent years, Sharif has been focused on growing the payment ecosystem through works with start-ups and upcoming industries such as PAYG. Following the merger of Airtel and Tigo in Rwanda, he also led the transformation and consolidation of the new entity’s mobile financial services businesses which resulted in the biggest combined base with a harmonised pricing and service range