Hardy Pemhiwa

Hardy Pemhiwa is a visionary leader in African technology and a passionate advocate for the use of technology to drive economic growth and social development in Africa.


He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology company that provides digital solutions across various industries, including telecommunications, financial services, and media. Before joining Cassava Technologies, Pemhiwa was the Group Chief Executive & Managing Director of Econet, one of Africa’s pioneers of the mobile telecoms industry.

He has also held senior management positions at a number of other companies, including a regulated financial services firm in Kenya and an investment banking firm in South Africa.
Pemhiwa’s insights and expertise in the African technology sector have garnered international recognition, as he is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. In 2023, Hardy Pemhiwa’s influence reached new heights when he was named one of the “100 Most Influential Africans” by New African magazine. This accolade is a testament to his unwavering dedication to driving positive change across the continent.

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