Access Interview: Vasyl Melnychuk, Head of Technology Department at AccessHolding

Vasyl has twenty nine years of professional IT experience, of which twenty four are in the banking industry. In 1998, he joined a team launching the ING subsidiary bank in Ukraine, then devoted three years to the greenfield bank establishment – a project of ING in Afghanistan. For the following six years, he was in the role of the COO of the Ukrainian subsidiary of the Austrian financial group Volksbank.

How Regulation Influences Innovation of Digital Financial Services: Evaluating the Different Approaches in Our Countries of Operation

We have developed a set of learning questions within the A2A programme that help the programme partners, AccessHolding and Mastercard Foundation, to learn from own experience, draw on available knowledge, seek new explanations and connections, and thus generate new insights. The main purpose of our learning questions is to generate a body of knowledge that can be applied in practice within our group of banks, and also shared with the wider stakeholder network.

Access Interview: Maxine McKenzie-Kellie, Head of People Partnerships at AccessHolding

Maxine McKenzie-Kellie is the Head of the People Partnerships Department at AccessHolding. She spent 13 years of her professional life working in South Africa and East Africa. Her background in emerging economies working in human resources, specifically; employment equity, broad based black economic empowerment, skills development, capacity building and diversity; led her to join LFS in 2017 as a consultant in Learning and Development. In 2019 Maxine headed up the merging of AH HR and Group HR into what we call today, People Partnerships.