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.



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.



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.



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.