Cellulant appoints South African Susan Fouche as CPO


Susan is among a cohort of newly appointed executives who are tasked with spearheading Cellulant’s next phase of growth.

Human capital leader Susan Fouche has been appointed as the chief people officer of a pan-African payments company Cellulant, along with several other newly appointed executives.

Susan boasts more than two decades of human capital management experience in the financial services, technology and more recently fintech and edtech industries, and has worked and coached extensively across Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to Cellulant, Susan worked at 10X Investments as the chief human capital management officer and before that, she founded and served as principal consultant at A Life Less Complicated – Human Capital Management Solutions.

Susan'’s experience also includes a role at the Digital Frontiers Institute as the head of human capital development, where they implemented programmes in digital financial services and financial inclusion.

Earlier in her career, Susan worked at Visa as the senior HR director for VISA fintech in Africa where she successfully led the company’s change journey and enabled its regional growth in the payments technology sector.

Susan holds a BA in political science from North-West University and a certificate in public relations and marketing communication from Damelin, a certificate in business management from North-West University, a diploma in organisational development from the University of South Africa, and completed a programme in organisational development from the same institution.

She is also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD UK, certified in the Hay Guide Chart Methodology by Korn Ferry, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and an ICAgile Certified Professional.

Commenting on the new appointments, Peter O’Toole, Cellulant’s acting CEO, said, “We are thrilled to welcome these new leaders to Cellulant. Their specific expertise in payments and financial services will play a vital role as we strengthen our capabilities in product growth, service delivery, operational efficiency, and risk management to better serve our ever-growing database of enterprise businesses across the world.”

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