LEE ANN LANCASTER – CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER- ABOVE THE FOLD & INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Lee Ann is the Chief Commercial Office for Above the Fold and an independent management consultant. She provides consulting and project management to financial services and fintec companies seeking to grow their business across Africa. With more than 15 years consulting experience within the credit, insurance, micro finance and payments arena’s Lee Ann’s extensive understanding of financial services delivers significant value to the African Women’s Payment Network.

Lee Ann is passionate about making a paramount difference in the lives of communities through social impact initiatives that drive sustainable and exponential growth. Her work across Africa has contributed in bringing digital financial services to the unbanked in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Lee Ann’s philosophy is that “No one ever changed the world through mediocrity. I am called to a world where pushing the boundaries on what can be achieved to make a real, fundamental difference in the lives of billions of people, can only be done through constant excellence. As a result, I absolutely thrive in extremely fast paced, solution orientated, creative, dynamic, disruptive and growth teams.”

Lee Ann aims to bring a highly energetic, creative and solution orientated focus to her work at AWPN, thereby supporting other women live more purposefully, speak more courageously and become more powerful catalysts for the growth and development.