By Dele Castro
Branch International, a San Francisco-based fintech with operations across Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and India, has appointment Seun Olafusi as Global Head of People, effective immediately.
A statement by the media consultant to the company said that Seun, a veteran of human resources for over a decade, brings years of experience in executive leadership and delivering value in diverse sectors including Fintech, Technology, Aviation, and Financial Services.
Before joining Branch International, Seun was responsible for setting up and developing the people operations function at start-ups and pan-regional companies such as Softcom and Uber in Nigeria.
Upon joining Branch International over four years ago, Seun served as Head of People at Branch Nigeria where she kick-started the people operations function, successfully building and growing the team significantly.
In her new role as Global Head of People, Seun, the statement said would shape the company’s strategic people direction globally with a strong focus on leveraging technology to support inclusion.
She would oversee the critical functions of over 250 employees across all of Branch’s operating regions.
These functions, the company said include people strategy, global talent acquisition, performance management, employee engagement, learning and development, process improvement, and much more, all with the end goal of enriching the Branch culture and contributing to the company’s overall performance.
Matt Flannery, Branch Co-founder said: “We are witnessing a major shift in the way businesses drive the people and culture for growth. At Branch, our focus is on innovating and harnessing the power of humanizing systems to consistently attract, engage, develop and retain the best talents.
“With extensive experience in both the financial services and technology sectors, I am confident that Seun will help sustain the culture and environment that will make all our people proud to work at Branch International.”
Commenting on her appointment, Seun expressed her commitment to this new role, particularly on a global scale.