Bitt Appoints Ambassador Pham to Advisory Board
21 December 2022, Draper, Utah, USA — Following the appointment of a new CTO, Bitt further strengthened its competitive advantage with the announcement of a senior global executive to its Advisory Board.
Ambassador J. Peter Pham served as the first-ever United States Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa, with the personal rank of Ambassador from 2020 to 2021, after having previously been the U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. He will provide Bitt with strategic guidance based on his extensive knowledge of African business, finance, and government affairs.
On welcoming the seasoned diplomat and noted scholar, CEO of Bitt, Brian Popelka said, “We look forward to the extensive knowledge and insight that Ambassador Peter Pham will bring to Bitt’s executive leadership, based on his years of experience in these key regions of Africa.”
In his last government position, Pham was the U.S. administration’s lead in shaping, devising, and coordinating U.S. strategy on the cross-border security, political, economic, assistance, and social issues arising in West and North Africa. "I am excited to join Bitt's Advisory Board,” noted Pham. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in Africa and my knowledge of the challenges and opportunities present on the continent to strengthen Bitt's existing relationship with the Central Bank of Nigeria, and also to help forge similar partnerships with other African institutions; thereby contributing to the region's development by advancing financial inclusion and facilitating pan-African exchange."
As an increasing number of the world’s central banks embark on their respective CBDC journeys, Ambassador Pham’s appointment to the Advisory Board will ensure that Bitt is positioned to capitalize on these opportunities.