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.
Chief Systems Officer
Pauline joined M-KOPA early 2012, Pauline joined M-KOPA early 2012, bringing in rich experience in scaling up mobile innovation. She worked for 10 years at Safaricom, four 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.
Chief Technology Officer
Jason has over 15 years experience building and operating large-scale, complex technology systems and products across public and private sectors. He previously worked as Chief Architect of M-Pesa at Vodafone Group.
Chief Operations Officer
Carl has over 20 years experience in Operations and Supply Chain having held various positions in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining M-KOPA, Carl was the Corporate Vice President of Operations at Motorola. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Managing Director, M-KOPA Kenya
Mitch joined M-KOPA in 2015 having previously established a Consumer Finance Operation in Kenya. He has over 12 years Operational& Strategic experience with the British Forces. Mitch has a BSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc from Cranfield University.
General Manager, M-KOPA Uganda
Anthony joined M-KOPA Uganda in March 2013 having worked in the microfinance sector in different capacities. Anthony holds a Bachelors degree from Makerere University and is an affiliate of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
General Manager, M-KOPA Tanzania
David joined M-KOPA in 2012 having previously worked as a corporate strategy consultant in telecom, as a senior manager with Engineers Without Borders Canada and as a co-founder at an online ethical shopping company. He has held several roles at M-KOPA. David has a B.Sc in Engineering and Entrepreneurship from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of Oxford (Skoll Scholar)
Director Legal & External Affairs
Pauline joined M-KOPA in 2015 having previously been the CEO of Microfinance Bank. She has a wide range of leadership skills with over 18 years experience in both the legal and microfinance sectors. Pauline has a Bachelor of Laws degree, is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary.
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Andreas joined M-KOPA in 2015 having previously worked in the Vodafone Group. He has worked on large scale projects like telco billing, VAC Systems and Google search integrations. Andreas has over 10 years experience in Architecture & Design and Operation & Management of large scale IT systems
Director Market Development
Schroeder brings 10 years experience in Market Development and Sales to the team. Before joining M-KOPA in August 2012 he worked for Solio East Africa as General Manager – a startup working in Pay-As-You-Go solar based in Nairobi.
Please see our corporate site for more information about our board and management.