Wayne Hennessy-Barrett is Founder and CEO of 4G Capital, an award-winning African fintech specialising in microloans and enterprise training to power small business growth.
Prior experience in strategic change management supporting private banks, fiduciary and professional service firms. Former service as a British infantry officer seeing extensive active duty worldwide in a variety of specialised roles.
A clear mission, summarised as a conscious fight for fairness to protect the most vulnerable, bridges the transition from soldier to social entrepreneur. A combination of clear social and commercial objectives, delivered with relentless military discipline has seen 4G Capital achieve industry-leading outcomes for clients who constitute some of the world’s most vulnerable people. An independent survey by TechnoServe, a non-profit training NGO, revealed micro-businesses using 4G Capital’s loans increase their revenues by an average of 82%. With a client base which is 82% female and 77% rural, the company’s unique model allows it to reach viable businesses who would are uneconomical or too risky for conventional financial providers.
A Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Masters from King’s College London in Conflict Studies and International Relations and a BA from Exeter University in Politics, graduating cum laude in both. Holds a Diploma in International Compliance from the ICA, and recent attendee of Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership in Financial Inclusion executive course.
4G Capital is at the forefront of innovating and deploying digital financial services and financial literacy to meet the needs of Africa’s MSMEs.