[Dave Birch] Rosemarie is a Regional Executive at Fundamo Limited, and specialises in consulting to and supplying Mobile Banking and Payments solutions globally. She has an MBA (cum laude) with her dissertation being on Prepaid Mobile Telephony in Africa. Currently Rosemarie manages business development and customer relationships for Fundamo’s Global Partnership Programme as well as Resellers in the Latin America and Asia Pacific Regions. Rosemarie’s experience in the Mobile Telephony industry spans over 13 years where her role has varied from consulting and company directorship at mobile operators in Africa to market development and software business development relating to secure mobile transactions internationally. In this podcast, she talks about the growth of mobile payments and mobile banking in emerging markets.
[Dave Birch] Paul Smee is the Chief Executive of APACS. He started his working life in the Department of Trade and Industry where he worked from 1978 to 1988. Paul moved on to the London Stock Exchange where he held a number of appointments, including Head of Government Relations. A number of high profile roles followed, including Director General of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers. In January 2005 Paul joined APACS as Chief Executive. In this podcast, he talks about the recently-released National Payments Plan for the U.K. and the trajectories of one of the oldest payment mechanisms here, the cheque, as well as one of the newest, FPS.