Islamic fintech firm Wahed Inc. announces Paul Pogba as its brand ambassador
Renowned French professional footballer Paul Pogba has been announced as the brand ambassador for global Islamic fintech firm Wahed Inc., which works towards encouraging ethically focused investing that has resulted in an effective reduction of financial exclusion.
Pogba, who started his football career at the young age of 6, is also an investor in the New-York headquartered company and will be joining current brand ambassadors which include UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team of mixed martial arts fighters.
The 29-year-old plays for the Premier League club Manchester United and the national football team of France. He predominantly plays as a central midfielder, but is also seen operating as a left winger, attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder and deep-lying playmaker.
The Chief Executive Officer of Wahed, Junaid Wahedna and Pogba first met in September 2021 and immediately connected when they talked about the company’s mission to make ethical investing as accessible and affordable as possible, which ultimately led to a strong partnership between the two.
After the announcement, Pogba said, “After meeting Junaid and understanding Wahed’s mission, I knew I wanted to be part of it, because growing up we didn’t have access to a safe way to manage and grow our money. I hope that my partnership with Wahed will help show young people that there are ways to start investing the right way and it’s smart to start thinking about long-term financial goals early in life.”
CEO Junaid Wahedna also expressed his excitement about the partnership saying, “Paul is a high-performing leader in his industry, which fits with the vision and mission of what we’re trying to achieve. We are very excited to welcome him as our new brand ambassador as we continue to reimagine a fairer financial ecosystem.”
Wahed has expanded significantly over the years with over 300,000 clients globally and offices based in various parts of the world. It offers its clients an ethical route to invest their money in an effective and affordable way.