Co-founder & President, Ovamba: Africa’s Leading SME Funder

Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions, Inc.  ( Ovamba is Africa’s first “FinTech” company to create technologies to serve African SMEs with innovative Sharia compliant finance products, eCommerce, and logistics services. Ovamba’s technology gives global accredited and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the fast-growing African private sector. Ms. Llewellyn oversees strategic implementation, investor communications, and global business development for Ovamba.

She was instrumental in building a $50MM fund for a Washington DC based insurance investment firm where she led investor communications, and asset management divisions. She has worked with companies such as Unisys Corporation, IBM, KPMG Consulting, BearingPoint and Rothschild’s.

Ms. Llewellyn was listed in the 2016 “Digital Undivided Report” as one of the 50 Black or African American women in the USA who have ever raised more than $1 million for a tech company.  She is also amongst the top 200 “Women in FinTech Power list” a global list of female industry leaders published by Innovate Finance in November 2016.

Ms. Llewellyn has served as an honorary member of the board of trustees for the International Women’s Think Tank (IWTT) since 2014 where she guides IWTT on STEM issues, gender diversity and globalization.  She is on the advisory boards of the Cameroonian American Chamber of Commerce (CAMAM) in the USA, Africa’s leading tech hub and incubator ActivSpaces as well as AH Partners, a young P2P start up in the UK that is focused on financing Diasporan Businesses who are outside of traditional funding sources.

Viola Llewellyn’s family is originally from Cameroon.  She was born, raised and educated in the U.K. and lives between Cameroon and the USA.