Barney De Jongh

Barney de Jongh is a Senior Consultant at Amarante Consulting, with over 23 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry, focusing on mobile payments and digital finance across emerging markets.
Barney has held key roles at some of the world’s largest Money Transfer Operators and Mobile Network Operators, as well as at a pan-African bank, a Payment Service Provider, and a global micro-finance institution. His efforts have driven substantial growth in mobile money operations and developed extensive fintech ecosystems across more than 20 countries in Africa and additional regions in the Middle East and Asia.

In his role at Amarante Consulting, Barney manages the development and submission of high-impact proposals to drive business growth. He leads projects and actively engages with clients to ensure successful outcomes, conducts comprehensive market research and analysis to inform strategic decision-making, and drives business development initiatives through strategic pitching and outreach. He also enhances company visibility and thought leadership through strategic content creation and dissemination. Barney holds a Master of Business Administration from California National University for Advanced Studies. Fluent in English and Afrikaans, with working knowledge of Kiswahili and basic French, Barney brings a global perspective to his work. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, he continues to play a key role in shaping the digital financial landscape both locally and internationally.