Executive Team

Firas Ahmad

Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer

Pursuing his vision of building a digital commerce ecosystem in East Africa, Firas co-founded Azampay in 2016 and currently serves as the Group CEO. He has over 15 years of executive and strategic experience in startups and expanding high-growth companies in the areas of Fintech, Financial Services, Energy, Technology, Media & Telecommunications in emerging markets.

He is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Universities. In his spare time, Firas observes food trucks so as to guess their annual net and gross margin.

Beatrice Alphonce

Director of Information Technology 

Beatrice understands technology’s mission-critical role in today’s world and has a proven track record building and maintaining connectivity and operations for enterprise-level systems.

Beatrice joined AzamPay as the Director of IT in March 2020. Previously, she held numerous technology roles at Airtel, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Tanzania, where she was responsible for IT Operations Management, Business Intelligence, IT-related Software and Applications, Mobile Money IT services, and products, including management.

She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Beatrice is excited to be part of the fast-paced, collaborative environment at AzamPay and is looking forward to innovate on new products and services.

Ahmed Jarwan

Director of Operations

Ahmed connects the dots for supply chains and operations across complex informal markets. His career spans over a decade within the Azam Group where he held roles and responsibilities across marketing, operations, and logistics functions.

In 2016, Ahmed was appointed as the Director of Operations for AzamPay where he conceptualised, implemented, and then refined the first Digital B2B logistics platform in Tanzania.

Ahmed is a graduate of the United States International University Africa. He is always looking out for possible problems to resolve them proactively.

Taris Kasoga

Director of Finance 

Taris recognizes the impact of digitization on the finance functions of the business and is at the forefront of this process in Tanzania. He joined AzamPay as Director of Finance in July 2019 and implemented a series of financial investment strategies that optimized the company for both short- and long-term growth. His responsibilities include all financial functions within AzamPay including Accounting, Auditing, Treasury, Revenue Assurance, and Corporate Finance.

Taris brings over 8 years of experience from Tigo Tanzania, one of the leading telecommunication companies in the country.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and is a registered Associate Accountant with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA).

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Ibrahim Malando

Chief Commercial Officer

Ibrahim is a veteran of the Mobile Money industry. As an early member of Airtel Money's team, he helped grow the company from its founding into the third-largest wallet in Tanzania.

In 2018, he joined AzamPay as the Director of Wallet and quickly gained a reputation for achieving outcomes and was subsequently appointed Chief Commercial Officer. He now oversees all business operations for AzamPay across the region.

Ibrahim is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Whenever possible, Ibrahim is strategizing the next big mobile money disruption in Tanzania.

Amiri Sultani Mziray

Head of Technology and Infrastructure

Amiri is an accomplished technology leader with proven expertise in the creation, delivery, and management of dynamic technology solutions in diversified industries. Amiri is in charge of AzamPay’s overall technology strategy, approach, and infrastructure.

Amiri holds a dual Master of Engineering degree focused in Electrotechnik from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical, Information & Communications from Osaka University (Japan). His academic portfolio also consists of a Master of Science degree in Photonics Networks from Aston University (UK), and a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Communications from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China).

Amiri has over a decade of experience in Technology, E-commerce, Photonics, Telecommunications & Information Technology from Eastern Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the OSA, the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and the Tanzania Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

Bilaal Ramjaun

Group Chief Financial Officer

Bilaal has a passion for applying emerging technologies and data science across business functions. He has 12+ years of experience in the Corporate Finance and Financial Services. He has a proven track record of embedding robust financial infrastructure and sound financial ecosystems across organizations to deliver high-quality financial and management information.

Bilaal is actively involved in the positioning of AzamPay as a financial-technology solutions provider in East Africa. He is responsible for the commercialization of AzamPay’s payment solutions and value-added services both regionally and globally. 

Bilaal is an Oxford Brookes Finance Graduate. He is a Certified Accountant from the ACCA, a Certified Project Management Specialist, and is also an Associate of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He leads AzamPay’s Corporate Finance and Risk Management functions, and a team of top-notch data science professionals.

Firas Ahmad
Beatrice Alphonce
Ahmed Jarwan
Taris Kasoga
Ibrahim Malando
Amiri Sultani Mziray
Bilaal Ramjaun

Executive Team

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Firas Ahmad

Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer

Pursuing his vision of building a digital commerce ecosystem in East Africa, Firas co-founded Azampay in 2016 and currently serves as the Group CEO. He has over 15 years of executive and strategic experience in startups and expanding high-growth companies in the areas of Fintech, Financial Services, Energy, Technology, Media & Telecommunications in emerging markets.

He is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Universities. In his spare time, Firas observes food trucks so as to guess their annual net and gross margin.

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Beatrice Alphonce

Director of Information Technology 

Beatrice understands technology’s mission-critical role in today’s world and has a proven track record building and maintaining connectivity and operations for enterprise-level systems.

Beatrice joined AzamPay as the Director of IT in March 2020. Previously, she held numerous technology roles at Airtel, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Tanzania, where she was responsible for IT Operations Management, Business Intelligence, IT-related Software and Applications, Mobile Money IT services, and products, including management.

She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Beatrice is excited to be part of the fast-paced, collaborative environment at AzamPay and is looking forward to innovate on new products and services.

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Ahmed Jarwan

Director of Operations

Ahmed connects the dots for supply chains and operations across complex informal markets. His career spans over a decade within the Azam Group where he held roles and responsibilities across marketing, operations, and logistics functions.

In 2016, Ahmed was appointed as the Director of Operations for AzamPay where he conceptualised, implemented, and then refined the first Digital B2B logistics platform in Tanzania.

Ahmed is a graduate of the United States International University Africa. He is always looking out for possible problems to resolve them proactively.

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Taris Kasoga

Director of Finance 

Taris recognizes the impact of digitization on the finance functions of the business and is at the forefront of this process in Tanzania. He joined AzamPay as Director of Finance in July 2019 and implemented a series of financial investment strategies that optimized the company for both short- and long-term growth. His responsibilities include all financial functions within AzamPay including Accounting, Auditing, Treasury, Revenue Assurance, and Corporate Finance.

Taris brings over 8 years of experience from Tigo Tanzania, one of the leading telecommunication companies in the country.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and is a registered Associate Accountant with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA).

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Ibrahim Malando

Chief Commercial Officer

Ibrahim is a veteran of the Mobile Money industry. As an early member of Airtel Money's team, he helped grow the company from its founding into the third-largest wallet in Tanzania.

In 2018, he joined AzamPay as the Director of Wallet and quickly gained a reputation for achieving outcomes and was subsequently appointed Chief Commercial Officer. He now oversees all business operations for AzamPay across the region.

Ibrahim is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Whenever possible, Ibrahim is strategizing the next big mobile money disruption in Tanzania.

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Amiri Sultani Mziray

Head of Technology and Infrastructure

Amiri is an accomplished technology leader with proven expertise in the creation, delivery, and management of dynamic technology solutions in diversified industries. Amiri is in charge of AzamPay’s overall technology strategy, approach, and infrastructure.

Amiri holds a dual Master of Engineering degree focused in Electrotechnik from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical, Information & Communications from Osaka University (Japan). His academic portfolio also consists of a Master of Science degree in Photonics Networks from Aston University (UK), and a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Communications from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (China).

Amiri has over a decade of experience in Technology, E-commerce, Photonics, Telecommunications & Information Technology from Eastern Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the OSA, the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and the Tanzania Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

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Bilaal Ramjaun

Group Chief Financial Officer

Bilaal has a passion for applying emerging technologies and data science across business functions. He has 12+ years of experience in the Corporate Finance and Financial Services. He has a proven track record of embedding robust financial infrastructure and sound financial ecosystems across organizations to deliver high-quality financial and management information.

Bilaal is actively involved in the positioning of AzamPay as a financial-technology solutions provider in East Africa. He is responsible for the commercialization of AzamPay’s payment solutions and value-added services both regionally and globally. 

Bilaal is an Oxford Brookes Finance Graduate. He is a Certified Accountant from the ACCA, a Certified Project Management Specialist, and is also an Associate of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He leads AzamPay’s Corporate Finance and Risk Management functions, and a team of top-notch data science professionals.