Viola Llewellyn is a leading figure in the trade and commodities industry, creating a variety of technology services for banks and emerging small and medium businesses as the co-founder of Ovamba Solutions Inc. Passionate about driving financial inclusion, Viola is on a mission to grow trade and commodities in Africa and encourages investment in African businesses. When looking for a speaker who encourages diverse business, book Viola Llewellyn today.
Before founding her own company, Viola worked a diverse career- with roles from Associate Account Executive to Energy Consulting Assistant and Communications Assistant. With one of her most prominent roles being the Executive Director of Investor Communications and Marketing for Praxis Management Advisors, Viola has overseen everything from strategic implementation to global business development and investor communications. In 2013, Viola co-founded her company, and today acts as the President of Ovamba Solutions.
With ambitions to boost the growth of African businesses, Viola has been frequently recognised for her work in the FinTech industry. She has previously been named on the Women in FinTech Powerlist, named on the list in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Innovate Finance. She was also featured on the Top 100 Women in FinTech 2019 list, recognised by Latice80. A highly sought-after business expert, Viola has also been a member of boards such as the Women’s Economic Imperative Initiative, African Women in FinTech and the European Women’s Payment Network.
With a successful career to her name, Viola is now a popular choice as a speaker for a range of corporate and public events. Breaking ground as the first female African tech founder to speak for Slush and Helsinki, Viola is booked time and time again for her unparalleled knowledge of the African business market and FinTech. Also a seasoned TED speaker, having delivered the speech A New Model of Microfinance for Africa and Beyond, book Viola Llewellyn for an insightful speech on African business and FinTech.
Viola Llewellyn is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Viola is a leader in every sense of the word. Her organisational skills and focus is inspiring”
“She is an extremely professional individual, with a good sense of humour to boot. All around, Viola is a first-rate human being and a total class act”