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Amir Nagammy

FINTECH INVESTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR

Company

Chairman and Co-Founder of Wizz Financial and Prism Group AG

Location

London, England, United Kingdom

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ABOUT

Amir Nagammy is a London-based technology investor and entrepreneur focusing on fintech and emerging markets. He has a 25-year track record of creating and scaling companies globally and transforming them into profitable, large-scale enterprises.

He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Prism Group AG, a company headquartered in Switzerland with offices in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, which funds innovative businesses that leverage technology to drive transformation in the financial services, biotechnology, and renewables sectors.

Amir received his MEI MA in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Management from the Swinburne University of Technology (2006) and his BA in Business Management from Derby University (2002).  

WIZZ FINANCIAL

 

Wizz Financial was founded by Amir Nagammy and Prism Group AG in 2021, through a merger and re-branding of several Prism Group entities. Wizz Financial is the largest remittance services and currency exchange group in the MENA region.  

Wizz Financial specializes in cross-border payments, foreign exchange, micro-lending, digital wallets, and payment technology, and works with some of the leading brands in the market, including XpressMoney and BFC Group.

Wizz Financial is a global financial powerhouse with 1,500 corporate and institutional clients in over 30 countries and upwards of 200,000 locations worldwide. The market-leading financial technology firm is raising levels of financial inclusion and prosperity across the world.

On the 7th March 2022, Wizz Financial announced a new collaboration with National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI)

PRISM GROUP AG

 

Amir Nagammy and Guy Rothschild, two entrepreneurs and investors with decades of experience in scaling and managing companies, wanted to create a paradigm shift in the investment sector with the goal of transforming the lives of underserved communities across the world. They knew that innovative new companies needed more than just funds: they needed a new approach to management.

This led to them co-founding Prism Group AG: a private equity firm that leverages the potential of disruptive technologies to transform traditional business models. Prism Group applies an entrepreneurial-driven, private-equity approach to the companies that it invests in. Prism works alongside commercial partners and co-investors, including leading venture capital funds, institutional investors, and sovereign wealth funds.

Prism is headquartered in Switzerland with offices in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, providing a geographic distribution that provides an in-depth knowledge of the developments and key players in regional and international markets that drive groundbreaking innovation.

The results speak for themselves: under Amir Nagammy, the firm has made several notable strategic acquisitions, including the global financial services company Finablr and the remittance company UAE Exchange, which includes the Unimoni and Xpress Money brands.

IN THE PRESS

 

White & Case Partner joins Wizz Financial as its new general counsel and head of compliance - Zawta

Wizz Financial Hires White & Case Partner - legal Era online

Meet the man fighting to turn around money payments group Finablr - Evening Standard

Finablr re-branded WizzFinancial, merged into leading payments group - Reuters

Middle East’s largest money transfer group created after merger - Al-Arabiya News

OFFICIAL CORRECTION UAE central bank approves Wizz Financial's acquisition of UAE Exchange Reuters

UAE Central Bank Grants Approval in Principle for Wizz Financial To Acquire UAE Exchange - Albawaba Business

Finablr re-branded WizzFinancial, merged into leading payments group - Nasdaq

UAE Central Bank gives in-principle approval for Wizz Financial to acquire UAE Exchange - Gulf Business

How is the cross-border payments space evolving
Gulf Business

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