Hannes is an entrepreneur with a proven track record and interests in a number of technology initiatives, primarily focused on emerging markets and Fintech. He is best known as the founder of Fundamo, the leading supplier of mobile banking and payment solutions – acquired by Visa Inc in June 2011 for USD 110M.
Having launched the first mobile banking solution in 1999, Hannes is seen as one of the pioneers of mobile banking. At the time of acquisition, Fundamo was the global leader in the provision of mobile banking solutions in emerging markets. Fundamo platforms processed billions of transactions annually in 34 countries for millions of account holders. He has been voted as one of the top hundred most influential people in telecommunication three years in a row. In 2011 he was given a lifetime achievement award by MEF for his work in growing the mobile payment industry globally.
He recently launched his book: “Cash in, Cash out”, describing the birth and growth of Fundamo. The book is a source of inspiration for entrepreneurs working in emerging markets.
Hannes joined ACI Worldwide as Senior Vice President in April 2016 with the brief to develop new initiatives in the payments industry, primarily focused on the US market. He currently lives in Naples, Florida.