Mobile money lending firm Tala has appointed Munyi Nthigah as the new Kenya General Manager (GM) effective immediately.
In his new role, the GM will lead Tala Kenya’s 120-person team, accelerating its position as one of Africa’s leading fintechs.
Nthigah boasts over 15 years of experience in the technology sector and direct operational experience across 11 markets in Africa.
Prior to joining Tala, he founded Codesign Africa, a fintech firm focused on digital payments and lending in Kenya.
He is also a founding member of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya, where he serves on the board as the Secretary-General and served as the General Manager at Cellulant Kenya for more than 9 years.
He is an alumnus of the Oxford University Fintech Programme, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language, Communication and Economics from the University of Nairobi.
“Mr. Nthigah brings a wealth of fintech experience to this role, having spent his entire career solving payment fragmentation and financial exclusion challenges across the African continent,
“His leadership is exactly what Tala needs as we bring new, innovative financial products to the Kenyan market to improve our customers’ options and livelihoods. I am looking forward to the team’s continued success under his leadership,” said Shivani Siroya, Tala’s founder and global CEO.
He takes over from Ivan Mbowa who now serves as Fidelity Bank Ghana as Fintech NewCo Consultant.