Karen is regularly described as one of South Africa’s most inspiring women in tech.
She is the current CEO of PayU South Africa, a global financial technology company and payment service provider. She also has many accolades to her name, including the Regional Winner (SADC) of Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government 2018.
Africa versus the world
Fail fast, move forward
- “Being surrounded by really powerful women in the tech industry was really inspiring. It was incredible seeing female scientists get recognition for their contributions to science and technology. That changed things for me and gave me a new perspective. What’s more, these women were accessible, which made a huge difference. The experience really humbled me and made me think about my purpose and how I could give back." - Karen Nadasen
- "I think Africa’s financial technology, Fintech and payments spaces are evolving rapidly. We’ve already started to lay down the foundation and infrastructure. For example, moving from 2g to 5g has helped South Africa and the rest of the continent adopt a more digital world.” - Karen Nadasen