Elizabeth Rossiello is the CEO and founder of global payments and FX fintech AZA Finance (previously known as BitPesa). Founded in Nairobi in 2013, AZA Finance empowers companies to move money, exchange currencies, make payments and settle easily across all major African and G20 currencies.
AZA Finance was also the first ever to trade digital currencies using mobile money and the first ever to make a market directly between digital currencies and African currencies. Elizabeth is committed to expanding access to financial technologies, previously co-chairing the World Economic Forum’s Council on Blockchain, and a member of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s Global Advisory Board. In 2021, she was named a 2021 Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst, and in 2022 and 2023, she was nominated to the Standout 45 Women in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance.