Former Monticello resident David Dearman, executive vice president of the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Global Technology Partners, recently attended the launch of the RwandAir prepaid Visa/Rewards card in Kegali, Rwanda.

The RwandAir prepaid/rewards Visa card is a first in the African marketplace and is the driver behind most African countries’ vision of a more cashless, transparent economy. Cardholders will earn miles and discounts as purchases are made.

Global Technologies Partners is a Visa and MasterCard third-party processor for prepaid cards now in over 30 African countries with 73 issuing banks.

Dearman, pictured above, third from the right, routinely travels to Africa adding new banks to Global Technology Partner’s portfolio and maintaining existing bank relationships.