Garad Nor - CEO
Garad Nor, a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the dynamic and ever-changing financial services sector. As the visionary founder and proud owner of Banana Pay, Garad has made a significant impact on the cross-border payment industry, establishing himself as a true trailblazer.
Garad’s journey began with an unwavering passion for finance and a keen ability to identify opportunities. Driven by determination, he embarked on a mission to make a positive impact in the financial world. Through the years, he honed his skills, drawing from hands-on experience, relentless dedication, and a heartfelt desire to assist the diaspora of East Africa in supporting their loved ones.
The establishment of Banana Pay LLC stands as a testament to Garad’s unwavering commitment to excellence. He meticulously built an extensive network of correspondents and agents across various countries, forming strategic partnerships that not only expanded his global reach but also allowed Banana Pay to offer top-notch financial services to its valued customers.
Garad’s expertise in financial markets, risk management, and regulatory frameworks has been pivotal in ensuring the longevity and success of Banana Pay. Moreover, he nurtures a culture of collaboration, fostering creativity and innovation among his team members. Approachable and attentive, Garad’s leadership makes him a respected mentor and a relatable figure in the intricate and competitive financial industry.
Operating with utmost transparency and a customer-centric approach, Garad places the interests of Banana Pay’s customers above all else. This principle has earned him the trust and loyalty of countless individuals and institutions, fostering enduring relationships and driving repeat business.
Abdulkadir Abdullahi – VP/ General Manager
Abdulkadir boasts over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Possessing excellent management skills and sound decision-making abilities, He has consistently driven success throughout his career. Abdulkadir’s management skills are nothing short of exceptional, making him a vital driving force behind the success of Banana Pay.
His sound decision-making abilities have proven invaluable in navigating complex challenges and charting a course for growth and prosperity. As a key member of Banana Pay, Abdulkadir provides strategic financial and operational leadership that sets the course for the organization’s success. Collaborating closely with the CEO, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the company’s organizational structure and procedures, ensuring they are finely tuned to support the business’s scalability.
In addition to his strategic contributions, Abdulkadir provides invaluable administrative support and conducts comprehensive financial analysis. This allows the company to make well-informed decisions and capitalize on opportunities that arise in the dynamic cross-border payment landscape. From strategic leadership to administrative support, Abdulkadir’s multifaceted contributions leave an indelible mark on the organizations he leads and the people he serves.
Siad Nor – Senior Compliance Officer
Siad, a highly experienced professional with over 10 years of dedicated work in the financial industry, specifically in BSA/AML (Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering) Compliance. As a CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certified compliance expert, he possesses a deep understanding and comprehensive subject matter expertise in critical areas such as Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and Risk and Regulatory Compliance.
Through meticulous analysis and strategic implementation of compliance measures, he ensures that Banana Pay remains compliant with relevant regulations and laws, safeguarding the company from the potential reputational and financial damages associated with non-compliance.
By staying ahead of the constantly evolving regulatory environment, Siad ensures that Banana Pay is well-prepared to face any compliance challenges that may arise. He understands industry trends, best practices, and emerging threats, positioning Banana Pay to proactively address potential risks.