Clara B. Arthur
Clara B. Arthur is a Financial Technology Professional with over 19 years’ experience across the Financial Services and Technology Industry in Ghana. She was recently named among the Top 100 Women in Fintech in Africa. Clara is passionate about financial inclusion and has spent the past decade rolling out solutions and interventions that truly create inclusion for the unbanked and underserved communities in Ghana. Clara’s contributions to Ghana’s financial inclusion drive spans from product development to policy formulation& implementation.
She has also served on several boards and committees in Ghana and currently serves as a Director for Logistics Connect Ghana Limited, a company she co-founded.
Clara is a Digital Financial Services Sector specialist working with a number of reputable international development agencies on how Digital and non-digital Financial Services can transform economies.
Prior to transitioning into consulting, she was the General Manager for Business Development at the Ghana Interbank Payment & Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) where she led the Business development team and coordinated the deployment of electronic payment platforms for the banked and unbanked in Ghana. She also worked with Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited first as Transaction Banking Manager where she set up the 1st Remittance Center for the bank, Head of e-banking and as Head, IT Business. Clara also worked with e-process, the Ecobank group Operations and Technology arm, as Head of ATM and Card Technology where key among her achievements was the Ecobank Group Switch’s integration to 3rd party switches such as Nedbank of South Africa.
Clara currently works with UNCDF in Ghana to scale up last mile access and usage of digital financial services.