|[January 28, 2013]
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz Joins Mozido Board
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
LLC, the cloud-based, white-label integrated platform of mobile
payments, commerce and marketing, today announced that Mr. Shaukat Aziz,
Pakistan's former prime minister (2004-2007) and finance minister
(1999-2004), has joined the company's board of directors.
As the first prime minister of Pakistan to complete a full term in
office, Mr. Aziz's tenure was marked by improvements in economic
indicators, high economic growth, an increase in per capita income and
reduction in poverty, an upsurge in investments and reduction in debt.
As prime minister, he also co-chaired the UN Secretary General's
Committee to promote reforms in the United Nations.
During his tenure as Pakistan's finance minister, Mr. Aziz was
responsible for finance, economic affairs, statistics division, planning
and development and revenue divisions. He was recognized for his
achievements and named "Finance Minister of the Year" in 2001 by Euromoney
and The Banker magazines.
Prior to serving as finance minister, Mr. Aziz spent 30 years at
Citibank. His impressive career in global finance included roles in
Pakistan, Greece, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Philippines,
Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He held several senior management
postions at Citibank, including head of institutional banking for
Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa and later for Asia
Pacific. He also served as chief executive of the bank's global wealth
"Worldwide, there are 2.5 billion unbanked consumers who have
historically been underserved and under-marketed. Mozido's secure and
convenient mobile financial services, such as remittances and
microlending, as well as our mobile marketing platform, enable our
clients to effectively serve the unbanked as never before. The Mozido
platform also enhances the efficiency and security in transfers and
disbursements of government funds," said Rick Braddock (News - Alert), executive
chairman, Mozido LLC. "Shaukat's stellar political and business career
will help Mozido accelerate its global footprint and drive adoption of
mobile financial services throughout the developing countries, to help
all people advance up the economic ecosystem."
Mr. Aziz is a member of several boards of directors and advisory boards
for financial institutions, commercial enterprises and non-profit
institutions around the world. Mr. Aziz is also a frequent speaker on
economic, geopolitical, development and social issues.
"As former prime minister and finance minister of Pakistan, I focused on
structural reforms, liberalization, deregulation and privatization, to
improve the economic life of my people and people all over the world,"
said Mr. Aziz. "I believe that the security, immediacy and convenience
of Mozido's mobile payment and commerce platform will enable financial
and social inclusion of all people. Over the years, I have had the
opportunity to work with several members of the Mozido board of
directors, and look forward to working with the team in mobilizing a
better future for all people."
Mozido provides an integrated platform of cloud-based, white-label,
mobile payment, shopping and marketing solutions, complemented by
real-time, customer behavior analytics. Mozido enables companies in
retail, financial services, consumer packaged goods and telecom to serve
both banked and unbanked consumers, and mobilize a better future for all
people. Our platform is highly interoperable and can work with virtually
any wireless carrier or mobile device, including smartphones and feature
For more information, visit us at www.mozido.com.
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