Chris Low
Senior Advisor, Motive Partners

Speaker Profile

Chris Low is an international banking, financial inclusion, digital transformation, emerging markets and risk management practitioner, with more than 30 years of proven financial services industry delivery in the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Until last year, he was Group CEO at Letshego Holdings Limited, one of Botswana's largest public listed and multinational groups, with consumer and micro-finance banking subsidiaries, operating in collaboration with a number of Fintech partners across eleven countries in West, East and Southern Africa. Today Chris advises financial institutions in East Africa and Pakistan, sits as a member of CDC’s Financial Institutions Advisory Panel and Motive Partners’ Labs Advisory Board. Also he is the Banking Specialist Advisor to the Department of International Trade.

Prior to Letshego, Chris worked for Arthur Andersen (UK), Goldman Sachs (UK), Standard Chartered (UK, Asia and Africa) and National Bank of Kuwait (Middle East) where he gained experience of executing regional/country strategies, new country entry, franchise development, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and integrations.
During his 19 years with Standard Chartered, his roles included CEO, India and Nepal, CEO Tanzania; GM/CEO East Africa/Kenya and CEO South Africa. At NBK he was Deputy CEO for their international businesses.

Chris read Zoology at St Peters College, Oxford and his outside interests include art and antiques, travel, sustainability and charitable fund raising.

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