Wayne Hennessy-Barrett

Founder & CEO, 4G Capital

Wayne Hennessy-Barrett is Founder/ CEO of 4G Capital, the award-winning Neobank for Africa, delivering last-mile finance and enterprise training to small businesses in Kenya and Uganda.

The Company has helped 250,000 micro entrepreneurs increase annual revenues by 82%, with $240 million + loaned since inception. Unprecedented repayment and client repeat rates are achieved by blending machine learning with personal customer service. 4G Capital partners with global and local brands, distributers and retailers to boost sales and grow value chains.

4G Capital recently closed its Series C round to scale into new markets and broaden its range of products with client digitization. 4G Capital was ranked in the top ten global B Corporation finance providers in the 2022 Real Leader awards.

Hennessy-Barrett had a distinguished first career as an infantry officer in the British Army, seeing extensive active duty worldwide. He volunteers with several charities focusing on poverty, social exclusion and veterans’ issues. He holds a master’s degree in conflict studies from King’s College London, a bachelor’s degree in politics from Exeter University and attended the Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership in Financial Inclusion executive course.

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