Founders and Management

The M-KOPA team includes founders and senior management from the Vodafone and Safaricom award winning M-PESA service, and a team of Kenyan and international staff with extensive backgrounds in software development, distribution, finance and customer care.


Anne

ANNE CHEGE MWAURA

Head of Administration

Anne joined M-KOPA in 2011 having previously worked with Deutsche Bank, CARE Kenya and Mobile Ventures Kenya, serving in Operations, Customer Care and I.T. support. Anne has a B.A. in Business Administration from Goshen College, and over 10 years experience in tech support and admin.


Chad

CHAD LARSON

Finance Director / Founder

Chad is a founder of M-KOPA, having previously served as the CFO of Mecene Investment, the fund manager of the Africap Microfinance Investment Fund in Johannesburg. Chad is a CFA charterholder and has an MBA with distinction from Oxford University, as well as 10 years investment banking experience at Bank of America.


Edwin

EDWIN KADUKI

Head of Technology

Edwin joined M-KOPA in 2011 having previously served as Senior Systems Consultant at Knowing Ltd in Nairobi, a Kenyan software firm developing solutions for commercial banks, investment banks and government. Edwin has over 13 years of experience in developing enterprise software solutions.


Jesse

JESSE MOORE

Managing Director / Founder

Jesse has more than 10 years experience building emerging market technology ventures. Prior to founding M-KOPA, Jesse was a Managing Director of Signal Point Partners and the director of the GSMA Development Fund. He holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar) and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar).


June

JUNE MULI

Head of Customer Care

June joined M-KOPA in early 2012. She brings over 6 years’ experience in Customer Care having worked at Vodafone(UK),GTV, Multichoice Kenya and SMART TV. June holds a Postgraduate certification in Finance & Economics from Middlesex University Business School and BBA (Finance & Banking) from Maseno University.


Nick

NICK HUGHES

Strategy Director / Founder

Nick leads new product and new market activities for M-KOPA. He was previously Managing Director of Signal Point Partners, the advisory and venture firm that started M-KOPA. Until 2009, Nick was Head of Global Payments at Vodafone Group, where he started M-PESA in 2004. Nick has PhD in Applied Science, an MBA from London Business School, and received an Economist Innovation Award in 2010.


Pauline

PAULINE VAUGHAN

Director of Operations

Pauline joined M-KOPA early 2012, bringing with her rich experience in scaling up mobile innovation. She worked for 10 years at Safaricom, 4 of which were in the M-PESA Management team. She is Kenya born and passionate about bettering the lives of Kenyans. Pauline has a BSC in Civil Engineering from Cape Town University.


Please see our corporate site for more information about our board and management.