Andrew Anastasiou, the Fintech entrepreneur most notable for bringing digital payment services to over 500 million people is reported to be a finalist in the 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The entrepreneur has been nominated for the sought after award by some of the digital banking industry’s top businesspeople.
For his efforts and leadership in changing the digital payments industry, Andrew Anastasiou is reportedly sitting within the top 50 finalists for the title of Entrepreneur of the Year, and sources have stated that he could be in the top 10, however, this is not official.
The award ceremony will take place in April 2021 and entry will close in February the same year. It is estimated that until now over 100,000 entries have been logged and over 5000 direct peer nominations have been made, with Andrew Anastasiou being amongst them.
It is unknown as to which project saw Andrew Anastasiou being nominated for the title, as he is currently in process with multiple online banking projects but it is assumed that the entrepreneur gained the nomination due to his initiative in bringing digital banking to over a quarter of a billion people in Africa who have no access to online banking, via LyncPay. The cash-to-voucher solution will see a huge amount of African citizens gain access to digital banking which will allow these individuals to pay for their utilities online, instead of via a cash only system that causes immense inconvenience for authorities and is ultimately a very time-consuming process.
We hope to speak with Andrew Anastasiou directly soon to find out more about him and to get a better insight into his career and his project pipeline.
Sarah Rielly was born and raised in Cleveland. As a journalist, Sarah has contributed to many online publications including The Street and The Inquir. In regards to academics, Sarah earned a degree in business from St. John’s University. Sarah covers economy stories here at Business News Ledger.