Ambar has over 23 years of experience in telecom and mobile payments. He has been a part of the Mahindra Comviva family for a long time, handling various roles including Chief Marketing Officer, Director EMEA and Vice President Airtel Market Unit.
With over 25 years of experience in payments, telecommunications, communications security & national biometric identity projects, he has previously held leadership positions in companies ranging from startups to MNCs with responsibility for Middle East & Africa, South Asia, and Asia Pacific.
He holds a degree in common and civil law from McGill University, and is admitted to the New York bar. He headed the legal function for the francophone operations at Airtel Africa, and served as General Counsel for Airtel Money prior to joining TerraPay. He has also served as a M&A attorney with Baker & McKenzie LLP (New York office).
He has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications and banking as well as 14 years of experience in mobile payments.
Previously the Head of Diaspora Banking and Money Transfer Services at Equity Bank, Kenya. He has more than 12 years of banking experience. He has managed partnerships with MTOs such as Western Union, MoneyGram, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and VFX.
With over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications industry he has headed marketing execution for 8 telecommunications operational companies in Central and West Africa.
He has worked over 15 years in the mobile payments and telecom industry with renowned companies like Celpay and Digicel Pacific Group before joining TerraPay.