Meryl
Afrika
President Emeritus
Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals

Meryl’s career within Canada’s Financial Services industry started when she emigrated from South Africa and began working at Mogo Finance Technology Inc., an emerging FinTech company located in Western Canada. After 3 years within the start-up space, Meryl embarked on a sales career in Commercial Banking at CIBC where she managed the sales portfolio for Northern Alberta and the NorthWest Territories. Meryl transitioned from Sales to Product Management, where she leveraged her client experience to develop and manage payment products for clients within the Small Business, Mid-Market and Large Corporate segments.

Meryl currently works as a Payments Expert, Marketing & Innovation at Peoples Group, where she is responsible for representing the organization’s interests in working groups and task forces related to payment policy and by-law review in the Payment Modernization Program led by Payments Canada. Additionally, Meryl is the President of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial professionals (CAUFP), a non-profit organization that provides a link between corporations and the Black professional community, to increase black talent pipelines and foster economic empowerment.

Meryl holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with a specialization in Business Systems from Monash University.

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