ASA International Group announces Chris Low to join its Board as Independent Director

– NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam –  ASA International Group plc (LON: ASAI), one of the world’s largest international microfinance institutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Low to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 February 2023.

Chris Low will also join the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee, and the Independent Directors Committee.

About Chris Low

Mr. Low is a citizen of the United Kingdom and presently is I&M Group Plc’s Regional Director for its East Africa businesses (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Mauritius), based in Nairobi. Also, he advises several FinTech start-ups in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria, and is on the Board of the Scottish African Business Association. In addition, he is an Investment Committee member of JPIN Global Ltd and the Zephyr Acorn Fund, both investors in early-stage impact companies.

With over 30 years in international financial services, risk management, and digital transformation, Mr. Low has specialized in emerging markets, working across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He was the GCEO for Letshego Holdings PLC from 2013 until 2018 and worked as the Deputy CEO National Bank of Kuwait, International Banking Division. Other roles have included CEO and senior executive positions with Standard Chartered Plc in the UK, Asia, and Africa, specifically in the Philippines, India, East Africa/Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, and with Goldman Sachs in London. Additionally, he has advised the UK Government’s Financial and Professional Services Sector Team on strategies for engaging with the UK banking sector to promote trade and investment.

Mr. Low is currently an Executive Director on the Board of I&M Group plc, listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, and a Non-Executive Director of I&M Bank plc, listed on the Kigali Stock Exchange. Until September 2018 he was an Executive Director of Letshego Holdings plc, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange.

About ASA International Group plc

ASA International is one of the world’s largest international microfinance institutions, with a solid commitment to financial inclusion and socioeconomic progress. The company provides small, socially responsible loans to low-income, financially underserved entrepreneurs, predominantly women, across South Asia, South East Asia, and West, and East Africa.

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