Formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc., Serge Belamant specializes in the areas of security, artificial intelligence, transaction processing systems, biometrics, and operations research among others. Mr. Belamant has previously worked for Control Data Corporation and Saswitch ATM network (SA). Serge Belamant is recognized for his innovative efforts in banking technology. He currently offers consultancy services in the areas he specializes in as mentioned above.
Serge Belamant has a number of revolutionary inventions attached to his name. With his adequate experience while working as a computer scientist, Belamant has been credited for his input in designing, developing, implementing and operationalizing the Saswitch ATM network in South Africa, which is considered one of the world’s largest ATM switching systems. He has patented other inventions in biometrics and gaming.Of the most notable inventions is the Blockchain Debit Card; the only one of its kind in the world. The invention has since revolutionized banking, attracting aver 3 million users. The Blockchain technology is particularly preferred by many because it allows for record low cost banking. Industry experts argue that the product will continue to revolutionize banking and by 2020 the management expects to achieve $2.50 EPS. Blockchain technology smart cards can be used as debit cards and are Europay MasterCard Visa enabled.
The ability of the UEPS smart cards to work minus a centralized computer is an advantage. Additionally, they can world without an electricity source.At Net1 UEPS, Belamant demonstrated his technological ingenuity by spearheading many of the company’s product portfolio. His familiarity with the payments industry made him an instrumental Board member of the company. He guided and mentored other employees in the company. The highly talented fintech entrepreneur has led many innovations that have created opportunities for financial inclusion to many of unbanked individuals who resultantly enjoy many social benefits.Indeed, Serge Belamant has made significant contributions to the field of technology revolutionizing banking to benefit millions of people around the world. He is a role model to many innovators who are hoping to bring change in various sectors.