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Nairobi, Kenya
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Mobile money and payment systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

A mobile money expert with experience working with a wide range of mobile network operators, platform vendors and global payment solution providers in East Africa.He has more than 15 years’ experience in sales and product management roles in these entities.


Experience
Mastercard Worldwide

VP Mobile Payments - East, West & Southern Africa

2013 - Present (6 years, 8 months)
As a technology company in the global payments business, we operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.
Comviva Technologies Limited • Kenya

Deputy General Manager - Mobile Financial Solutions, Africa

2011 - 2012 (1 year, 5 months)
• Management and oversight of Mobile Financial Services partnerships in Africa
• Strategic Consulting, including regulatory engagement, system specification, business plan & sales strategy development
• Product development and road map definition
• Develop new markets and acquire new partnership’s
• Develop and implement revenue growth strategies for existing partnerships
Millicom International Cellular

HOD - Tigo Cash Tanzania

2010 - 2011 (1 year, 4 months)
• Specification and Procurement of a mobile commerce platform
• Regulatory engagement to ensure appropriate licenses are obtained to run an operator led mobile commerce service.
• Development and implementation of the mobile commerce business strategy
• Oversee all technical, sales, marketing and operational aspects of the mobile commerce business unit
Safaricom

M-PESA Product Development Manager

2006 - 2010 (4 years, 12 months)
• Management of the M-PESA product development process from requirements gathering, concept definition, development, testing through to product launch with an emphasis on creating profitable revenue and market share opportunities
• Working with the Marketing / Business developement team during the product development phase to develop successful value propositions based on a solid understanding of customer attributes and needs, competitive landscape, technology and industry trends and financial implications