With 7 years in the telecom industry and 10 years in the gaming business, Yahya presently stands at the point where these industries converge and meet with financial services. He is putting together partnerships between gaming operators and telcos to run USSD betting solutions with a tailored mobile money integration.
He used to work with Editec UK as Operations Manager for new products and retail. Editec runs 20+ sports betting and lottery operations in Africa.
Prior to Editec, Yahya confirmed his African experience within Phumelela, Africa's biggest horseracing and tote betting company.
Before joining Phumelela, Yahya spent 4 years at the National Lottery of Senegal as COO and IT Director. He achieved the automatization project in setting up a 1,000 POS retail network and 35 betting shops.
Before stepping in the gaming industry, he recorded 7 years in the telecom and IT industry mainly with AFRIPA Telecom Group.
Yahya is educated in Telecommunication Engineering (at the Institut National des Telecommunications, INT – France) and Management (Paris IX Dauphine University).
Specialties: Gaming operations, IT & Telecoms solutions, Project management, business planning, USSD and Mobile-Money integration in emerging markets.