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October 14, 2009 02:00 ET

'Mobile Money Africa' Appoints Clickatell VP Jeppe Dorff to Advisory Board

Newly Launched Publication Offers Resources and In-Depth Coverage on Mobile Financial Industry in Africa and Beyond; Mobile Money Africa Enjoys Highest Internet Traffic in West Africa; Already Serving 300,000 Unique Visitors in Just Four Months of Operation

REDWOOD CITY, CA and CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Clickatell and Mobile Money Africa announced the appointment of Clickatell's Jeppe Dorff, VP of Mobile Financial Services, to the publication's esteemed advisory board. Other members are global leaders involved in the advancement of "mobile money," including executives who have worked with global brands including World Bank, Paypal, mPay Connect, Timesformoney, Taurus Mobile, and others.

Known for its mobile financial deployments at First National Bank, Standard Bank, NedBank, Metropolitan Life, Old Mutual, S1 Enterprise, and Moneybookers, Clickatell has a decade of experience in providing financial institutions with mobile expertise and services to offer mobile banking, payments and wallet services. Under Jeppe's direction, Clickatell is providing and innovating new services for financial customers around the world.

According to Mobile Money Africa's creator and editor Emmanuel Okoegwale, "We're pleased with the overwhelming interest in our recent launch and are delighted to add Mr. Dorff, who in his role at Clickatell has hands on experience helping banks and other FI's deploy and run mobile payments and banking solutions. Jeppe will help us provide a balanced view of the advancements and innovations throughout Africa as well as developments that are unfolding in the West." Partnering with IT Web, Mobile Commerce and VAS and Aitec Africa, Okoegwale also serves on the CreditSMS Advisory Board in the US.

Jeppe Dorff commented, "I'm excited to be involved in this endeavor to help the industry take full advantage of the 4 billion+ cell phones around the world today. I respect Emmanuel's decision to form a truly global advisory board, spanning from Africa to Afghanistan. In order to turn the mobile phone into a true 'wallet,' industry stakeholders around the world must work together to solve issues and take advantage of the vast opportunity. I look forward to providing insight into the complex issues regarding mobility and payments around the globe."

About Jeppe Dorff

Jeppe Dorff currently serves as Clickatell's VP, Mobile Financial Services (MFS) where he is responsible for developing the company's MFS product strategy. Prior to joining Clickatell, Mr. Dorff served as Head of Product Development EnStream, a Canadian Joint venture between Rogers Communications, Bell Mobility and TELUS, in the proximity and remote payments space, where he was responsible for developing the product strategy, software development and go-to-market strategy. Previously, Mr. Dorff was Founder & CTO of Secure Wireless Transfers where he developed KushCash, an award winning leading US mobile payment service, which was nominated for several leading awards, including CNET Webware. Prior to that position, he was CEO of RealMessages where he managed the development of mobile text messaging and marketing services for media and content partners.

About Clickatell

Clickatell enables businesses, governments and communities to leverage the ubiquity of mobile messaging to inform, alert, notify, transact, interact and share information. Delivering mobile messaging solutions since 2000, Clickatell is a global leader in mobile communications specializing in SaaS messaging services and Bulk SMS gateway connectivity to small, medium and large enterprises in a variety of vertical markets. Reaching 775+ networks in more than 200 countries, Clickatell serves 8,300 customers including BBC, Continental Airlines, First National Bank, Metropolitan Life, Oracle, Shell, and other industry leaders. Clickatell has also formed strategic partnerships with a number of industry leaders including RSA Data Security, Entrust, S1 Corporation, Postilion, mFoundry, Fundamo, and others. Clickatell products and services increase customer acquisition, improve loyalty and build trusted brands through direct, personal, easy, and immediate communications. A Sequoia-backed company, Clickatell is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and has offices in South Africa.

About Mobile Money Africa

Mobile Money Africa is the continent's leading portal for Mobile Financial Inclusion with News, contributions, events and interviews from leading players across Africa and beyond. The Mobile channel is the next frontier for an all-inclusive financial systems for Africans in coming years. Content contributors and interviews from Telecommunications service providers, Financial Institutions, Micro Finance Institutions, Regulators and independent service providers in Africa and beyond will be covered in Mobile Money Africa. The publication can be found on www.mobilemoneyafrica.com, on Linkedin (Mobile Money Africa) and on Twitter @ Mobilemoneyafr.

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